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Andre Johnson says he’ll miss “six weeks at the most”


Texans receiver Andre Johnson has missed two games since suffering a hamstring injury in Week Four, and doctors have told him he could miss as many as four more games. But Johnson is more optimistic.

They say it could take up to six weeks at the most,” Johnson said today on SportsRadio 610. ”But I don’t think it will take me that long.”

Johnson said he’s ahead of schedule so far, but he’s not back to full speed yet.

“I’m headed in the right direction,” Johnson said. “I just want it to heal faster. Right now it’s still weak; it’s not as strong as it used to be.”

The Texans are 0-2 without Johnson, and coach Gary Kubiak said it’s become a lot easier for opposing defenses to shut down their passing game without having to account for Johnson.

We’re getting played different,” Kubiak said. “There’s a level of consistency when Andre’s on the field with what people try to do. I don’t think it has affected where Matt [Schaub] goes with the ball. [Sunday] we went toe-to-toe with a dang good team, and we needed a new hero. Until Andre gets back, someone has got to assume that responsibility.”

Whoever assumes that responsibility, everyone in Houston is hoping it’s a short-term role.

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15 Responses to “Andre Johnson says he’ll miss “six weeks at the most””
  1. quittsburghstoolers says: Oct 18, 2011 2:53 PM

    The Texans season may be over by then…

  2. zoxitic says: Oct 18, 2011 2:56 PM

    If you think the Jaguars are out of the division race you’re wrong.

  3. voiceofreason18 says: Oct 18, 2011 3:03 PM

    Too bad the colts can’t win a game, it would be interesting. The texans will prob win the south at 8-8,9-7. Peyton is even more sick, but wouldn’t be shocked to see him playing regardless in about 4,5 weeks.

  4. bigfranky75 says: Oct 18, 2011 3:14 PM

    Please Andre hurry back….. my fantasy team needs you!

  5. supafinger says: Oct 18, 2011 3:21 PM

    What is it with Houston, hamstrings, and them hating their fantasy owners?

  6. thekingdave says: Oct 18, 2011 3:21 PM

    In light of this news, there’s absolutely no excuse for not giving up a 5th rd pick for Brandon Lloyd.

  7. marcsasharc says: Oct 18, 2011 3:30 PM

    The AFC south is the worst division this year.

  8. ottograham says: Oct 18, 2011 3:51 PM

    AFC South=softest division in NFL this season.

  9. 4512dawg4512 says: Oct 18, 2011 3:57 PM

    Just bring in T.O! He’s the same type receiver that Johnson is, and when Andre comes back, wow… Imagine THAT receiving tandem!

  10. donz0 says: Oct 18, 2011 4:08 PM

    Go to Europe and get some of that stem cell hamstring stuff post haste.

  11. diablito0402 says: Oct 18, 2011 4:12 PM

    Kubiac said they get played differently without johnson” well how about some adjustements coach, what are they paying you for?

  12. detroitrollin22 says: Oct 18, 2011 4:14 PM

    Andre u screwed over my fantasy team and the Texans wont win the divison without you or mario

    Texans= 8-8

  13. goatcheez says: Oct 18, 2011 4:17 PM

    AFC South went from a force to a farce quick lol

  14. cjtogay says: Oct 18, 2011 5:18 PM

    Go Titans Go!!! Makes things a little easier this coming Sunday!

  15. portlax12 says: Oct 18, 2011 5:53 PM

    This obviously does hurt the Texans, but even without Johnson they still gave a formidable Ravens team a tough game until it slipped away from them in the 4th quarter. I think they still have a chance to be ok, but they will need to run the ball very well to open up their passing game

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