Some would say that a player missing the offseason program exposes him to a greater injury risk when training camp opens. Those who would say that would point to Texans receiver Andre Johnson.
Johnson, who skipped all of the 2014 offseason workout program due to concerns regarding the direction of the team and his future role in it, tweaked his right hamstring muscle in practice on Monday.
After practice, both Johnson and coach Bill O’Brien downplayed the situation.
“I just got a little tight, it was just a precaution,” Johnson said. “We’re going to go in and see what’s what. Just from the feeling of it, it’s not anything bad.”
O’Brien called the injury “minor.”
Still, it makes sense to pay attention to Johnson’s health or lack thereof as he tries to make up for lost time. While having him back is better than not having him, an injury that knocks him out of action for an extended stretch will put the team in the same position as if he’d never shown up.