Andre Johnson’s ankle injury is getting worse.
The Texans wide receiver missed practice Thursday, which was a change from his routine last week. Johnson said earlier in the week he’s preparing to start against the Raiders, but he also admitted he’s “more sore” than he was a week ago.
Texans coach Gary Kubiak doesn’t sound overly positive.
“To say that he’s a ‘no,’ I don’t see it that way. I
think that he’s going to be a game-time decision. Obviously, he’s sorer
than he is now than he was last week at this time or would’ve taken in
some of the practice. He did run some. It’s not like he didn’t do
anything,” Kubiak said.
Raiders cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha has done a nice job shutting down A.J. in previous meetings. Of course, the Texans would love to have Johnson have the field even at less than 100% just to free up the other receivers.