Texans wide receiver Andre Johnson didn’t join his teammates on the field as they kicked off organized team activities on Monday.
Johnson will be on the sidelines for a while longer after having arthroscopic surgery on his left knee a couple of weeks ago. Nick Scurfield of the team’s website reports that Johnson hyperextended the knee against the Jaguars late last season and that the operation is “nothing to panic about.” He’ll sit out the rest of the OTA’s while he recovers and the expectation is that he will be ready to go for training camp.
There’s no reason to believe that won’t be the case, but it’s the third surgery for Johnson in a relatively short period of time. He had ankle surgery before last season and hamstring surgery that contributed to him missing nine games last season. That should mean a very cautious schedule for Johnson once he’s ready to get back on the field.
Quarterback Matt Schaub is also sitting out the OTAs while he rehabs his foot injury. Getting 16 games from both of them would be appreciated by the Texans this season.