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Johnathan Joseph says he’s healthy after injury-plagued 2012

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Texans cornerback Johnathan Joseph made the Pro Bowl for the second straight season in 2012, but many around the Texans felt that his play wasn’t on the same level as his 2011 effort.

Injury was the easy explanation for any drop in productivity. Joseph missed a couple of games during the season with a hamstring injury and suffered a groin injury earlier in the season that also landed him on the team’s injury reports. As it happens, the injuries turned out to be even more severe.

Joseph had a pair of sports hernias repaired after the season and, as a result, says that he’s feeling the best he has during OTAs in four or five years as a result.

“With the groin issues and everything behind me and the sports hernia on both sides, I had both those fixed,” Joseph said, via James Palmer of CSNHouston.com. “Now I have more pop, more explosion with my legs. I can run all day again.”

Kareem Jackson turned in a strong season across from Joseph in 2012 and the Texans defense remained strong even with Joseph contributing less than he did in 2011. A return to full speed with Jackson maintaining the same level of play would make the Houston secondary even thornier for opposing quarterbacks to deal with, a state of affairs that would bode well for a run at a third straight AFC South title.

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6 Responses to “Johnathan Joseph says he’s healthy after injury-plagued 2012”
  1. torontosbiggestturd says: Jun 3, 2013 11:59 AM

    J Jo is always banged up. Had injury issues the whole time he was with Cincy.

  2. watermelon1 says: Jun 3, 2013 12:00 PM

    This guy healthy, paired with Ed Reed and that Texans pass rush…. good night opposing quarterbacks!

  3. methoderik says: Jun 3, 2013 12:11 PM

    As I Bengal’s fan, I miss JJoe as a player. I surely though, do not miss how injury prone Dude is.

  4. davetexansfan says: Jun 3, 2013 12:44 PM

    I am SO pumped for the season to start.

  5. leecaz says: Jun 3, 2013 12:46 PM

    You mean a guy made the Pro Bowl just on his name value alone? Crazy talk. That never happens in the NFL.

  6. 8to80texansblog says: Jun 3, 2013 3:49 PM

    If K Jax plays like he did in 2012 and if J Jo plays like he did in 2011, its going to be very tough to pass on the Texans… especially if Mercilus makes that big step up that everyone is hoping for.

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