Johnathan Joseph receives injection for groin tightness

AP

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.