When Texans wide receiver Andre Johnson left practice early on Sunday everyone said that it was just a minor injury.
That probably didn’t stop too many Texans fans from holding their breath until they got something more substantive about Johnson’s status. His injuries robbed the Texans of one of their biggest weapons for a big chunk of last season and optimism about this year would come crashing down if word came that Johnson would miss a significant amount of time again.
Exhalation may commence. Johnson spoke to the media on Sunday afternoon and reinforced the earlier belief that the injury wasn’t something of great concern.
“My groin tightened up on me, After everything I’ve been through last season, they wanted me to get an MRI,” Johnson said via the team. “It’s a minor strain, maybe a week or so and I’ll be back out here.”
Coach Gary Kubiak said that the team would be careful with Johnson, who did not practice this spring after undergoing arthroscopic surgery on his knee. They’ve got plenty of work to do sorting out the rest of their receivers over the next few weeks anyway, so Johnson might be taking it very easy as the team tries to ensure he’ll be on the field for Week One and all the ones to follow.