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Andre Johnson will sit out OTAs after arthroscopic surgery

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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.

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6 Responses to “Andre Johnson will sit out OTAs after arthroscopic surgery”
  1. flapjackdaddy says: May 21, 2012 2:31 PM

    Geez. It’s one thing after another for Andre. Wish him a full and speedy recovery. The game needs it’s best players.

  2. spookinjack says: May 21, 2012 2:37 PM

    if he needed this surgery because of an injury he sustained “late last season,” why wait until OTAs of the following year to get it fixed?

  3. andrejohnsonforpresident says: May 21, 2012 3:13 PM

    Texans offense is top 3 this year if they both stay healthy.

  4. htowntexan says: May 21, 2012 3:40 PM

    i wish the coaching staff would appreciate that matt and andre are probably too fragile to make it the whole season. we need to bring in a better number 2 receiver (who will likely have to be number 1 for part of the season), and we need a better backup qb. im not sure why kubes doesn’t see this. maybe wade should be calling both sides of the ball.

    that aside, god speed Andre–we need you!

  5. chrisbntx says: May 21, 2012 5:19 PM

    ” Getting 16 games from both of them would be appreciated by the Texans this season.”

    I’d much rather 18 or 19 games out of them.

  6. dalucks says: May 21, 2012 7:11 PM

    As a Texans fan I now realize we need to sign Terrell Owens to be a better #2 then Kevin Walter and be the #1 if Andre gets hurt during this season. I know it is minor surgery now but signing Terrell Owens would give the Texans another playmaker in the passing game opposite Andre Johnson.

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