When Texans receiver Andre Johnson fell to the turf without getting touched on Sunday, there were fears that he might have suffered a serious knee injury. Texans fans breathed a sigh of relief when it turned out that Johnson actually suffered a hamstring injury, but there’s no word yet on how serious it is.
“We’re still in the evaluation process,” Texans coach Gary Kubiak said today. “We’re going to get a couple of different opinions over the next couple of days. Obviously, it’s a big concern going forward. We have to do what’s best for Andre. He’s going to miss some time. Right now, I don’t know if that’s three or four days or a few weeks.”
Losing Johnson for any amount of time would be costly for the Texans, who play the Raiders on Sunday. Kubiak said Jacoby Jones would start and Bryant Johnson and David Anderson would get more playing time if Andre Johnson is out, but he acknowledged that no one else on the roster is capable of doing what Andre Johnson does.
“You don’t replace Andre Johnson,” Kubiak said. “Others have to pick it up the way they did Sunday. If he’s going to miss some time, the other players will really have to stick up.”