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Johnathan Joseph receives injection for groin tightness

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The Texans are counting on cornerback Johnathan Joseph to prop up an anemic secondary in 2011.  And so Texans fans will understandably be unnerved by any evidence suggesting that Joseph may not be able to do what he was hired to do.

Only days before the preseason opener, Joseph missed practice due to tightness in his groin.

“[H]e actually got an injection so that takes some time to come back but everything looks fine,” coach Gary Kubiak said Friday, via comments distributed by the team.  “He’s OK.  I expect him to be out there tomorrow.”

There’s no reason to be concerned, for now.  But any time “groin” and “injection” are used in the same sentence, it makes sense to at least worry — and cringe — a little bit.

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33 Responses to “Johnathan Joseph receives injection for groin tightness”
  1. laxer37 says: Aug 12, 2011 10:39 PM

    Remember when that hostess in Reno accused Big Ben of giving groin injections?

  2. firerosenthalthebastard says: Aug 12, 2011 10:43 PM

    Injection into the groin… gross.

  3. wonderboy18 says: Aug 12, 2011 10:49 PM

    That’s the knock on joseph he just can’t stay healthy

  4. MichaelEdits says: Aug 12, 2011 10:52 PM

    Does that headline make you cringe or what?

  5. andrejohnsonforpresident says: Aug 12, 2011 10:55 PM

    Dear football gods.. I spend more time in your chruch on sunday than I do my own religions church on sunday. I prey to you that The Texans do make the playoffs. The players stay healthy all year and Andre Johnson gets 1600 receiving yards and 15 td’s. God bless John madden, Bill Belichick, and the holy Reggie White. Amen

  6. 3octaveFart says: Aug 12, 2011 10:56 PM

    aka a Texas Teabag…

  7. ossipeepats says: Aug 12, 2011 10:59 PM

    Isn’t that called Cialis?

  8. drgfri says: Aug 12, 2011 11:00 PM

    Hot beef variety?

  9. dbellina says: Aug 12, 2011 11:04 PM

    “but everything looks fine.” How does Kubiac know what Joseph’s groin looks like?

  10. realitypolice says: Aug 12, 2011 11:06 PM

    Boy, there’s a great joke in that headline somewhere.

  11. pdxbolt says: Aug 12, 2011 11:07 PM

    ouch

  12. packulak says: Aug 12, 2011 11:07 PM

    I thought American pharmaceuticals were only interested in inducing groin tightness…sorry for the obvious low brow comment

  13. bhester1906 says: Aug 12, 2011 11:14 PM

    Ouch

  14. andyreidisfat says: Aug 12, 2011 11:15 PM

    This not good news for my pick in the AFC south this season. If i were the Texans he would only be doing walk throughs for the rest of the summer. Joseph is just to important.

  15. burntorangehorn says: Aug 12, 2011 11:21 PM

    Some stories just have headlines that write themselves. The last one I saw before this was when Paris Hilton was arrested for a DUI, telling police, “I just had to get some In-N-Out.”

  16. sgtr0c says: Aug 12, 2011 11:22 PM

    Gr-Gr-Gr Groin injury…..

  17. damnskins703 says: Aug 12, 2011 11:26 PM

    DRUG TEST HIM

  18. j0esixpack says: Aug 12, 2011 11:30 PM

    An “injection” to relieve groin tightness?

    That’s odd.

    In my case it’s the exact opposite.

  19. Deb says: Aug 12, 2011 11:39 PM

    This is where it’s awkward to be a female football fan … but is this an injury or some, um, natural occurrence? Though I’d never wish injury on anyone, it does make me feel a little better that the Steelers didn’t pursue him.

  20. cheezysmegma says: Aug 12, 2011 11:40 PM

    This one would be too easy….

  21. mydadsson says: Aug 12, 2011 11:42 PM

    The Texans need to find a back-up plan in the secondary. Joseph is an elite corner, but he has a history with injuries. We’re good to go at every position on offense and every other position on defense except for maybe nose tackle.

    If Joseph takes an early exit with a severe injury, everything could fall to pieces and the almost sure-fire plan to top the Colts would go with it.

    I expect Kareem Jackson to become better this year with better coaching, the much-improved pressure from the front seven and the presence of Danieal Manning and Joseph. While he should have the No. 2 spot, adding a Kelvin Hayden would be a smart, safe and forward-thinking move. Plus, it’d tick off the Colts.

  22. freedomispopular says: Aug 12, 2011 11:44 PM

    Shoulda sign Aso.

  23. bradymancrush10 says: Aug 12, 2011 11:52 PM

    If you have a groin tightness that last for more than four hours, consult a physician.

  24. realitypolice says: Aug 13, 2011 12:03 AM

    packulak says:
    Aug 12, 2011 11:07 PM
    I thought American pharmaceuticals were only interested in inducing groin tightness…sorry for the obvious low brow comment
    =====================

    No, that would be “stiffness”.

    No apologies for the low brow response. Such behavior is expected of us Americans.

  25. jbaxt says: Aug 13, 2011 12:19 AM

    I wish my wife could find something to tighten up her thighs…

  26. darkwingxxx says: Aug 13, 2011 12:26 AM

    Is this where I can say Hot Beef Injection? o.O I mean its the Texans

  27. fordman84 says: Aug 13, 2011 12:27 AM

    Sore groin normally means you need an injection FROM the affected area.

  28. rawgator06 says: Aug 13, 2011 1:19 AM

    So, Kubiac did an inspection on Josephs groin? How does he know that everything looks fine?

  29. megabeast37215 says: Aug 13, 2011 2:22 AM

    I wonder if he got an HGH injection in his groin?

  30. axespray says: Aug 13, 2011 2:55 AM

    that’s the texans for you….

    injecting steroids in their player’s groins!

  31. jpb12 says: Aug 13, 2011 8:10 AM

    Banyon: “That’s GOLD Jerry. GOLD!”

  32. seneca1ss says: Aug 13, 2011 8:26 AM

    Isn’t that something a woman gets

  33. sdw2001 says: Aug 13, 2011 12:08 PM

    Guys, calm down. He’s going to beat this thing. Otherwise his name wouldn’t be Roger Cle….uh, Johnathan Joseph.

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