Kubiak: Andre Johnson could miss “3-4 days or a few weeks”


When Texans receiver Andre Johnson fell to the turf without getting touched on Sunday, there were fears that he might have suffered a serious knee injury. Texans fans breathed a sigh of relief when it turned out that Johnson actually suffered a hamstring injury, but there’s no word yet on how serious it is.

“We’re still in the evaluation process,” Texans coach Gary Kubiak said today. “We’re going to get a couple of different opinions over the next couple of days. Obviously, it’s a big concern going forward. We have to do what’s best for Andre. He’s going to miss some time. Right now, I don’t know if that’s three or four days or a few weeks.”

Losing Johnson for any amount of time would be costly for the Texans, who play the Raiders on Sunday. Kubiak said Jacoby Jones would start and Bryant Johnson and David Anderson would get more playing time if Andre Johnson is out, but he acknowledged that no one else on the roster is capable of doing what Andre Johnson does.

“You don’t replace Andre Johnson,” Kubiak said. “Others have to pick it up the way they did Sunday. If he’s going to miss some time, the other players will really have to stick up.”

17 responses to “Kubiak: Andre Johnson could miss “3-4 days or a few weeks”

  1. Defensive backs think Johnson deserves the bad luck. They are tired of slapping at the “hands” tied to his helmet to prevent the catch while he calmly plucks the ball out of the air at waist level.

  2. Kubiak said. “Others have to pick it up the way they did Sunday. If he’s going to miss some time, the other players will really have to stick up.”

    Pick it up the way they did Sunday? None of the other receivers on the roster had a reception…..NONE!

  3. trbowman says:
    Oct 3, 2011 7:19 PM
    Translation – We have no idea how long he’ll be out.

    Did it need a translation? I’m pretty sure that’s what he meant by his statement and everyone got it. Thanks.

  4. The Raiders dont have a corner to cover Johnson,..or any of their receivers come to think of it. Dang.

  5. Hopefully he is hurt enough to sit out the ravens game in 2 weeks. lol that guy is a beast!!!!!!

  6. I’m pretty sure all these Texans’ hamstring injuries are the result of Bud Adams sitting in his office poking needles into a little Texans voodoo doll’s legs.

    This is one of those times when I’m glad Gary Kubiak is head coach. We’ve got a bunch of good, fast, strong tight ends…and Kubiak’s shown he can use them creatively.

    Get better, AJ.

  7. I like Johnson and when he is on the field he is an absolute beast, but just like last year his nicks are getting frustrating.. Ramblings from a frustrated owner .. anyway hope he recovers quickly i will be watching him in Baltimore in two weeks.

  8. lelabear47 says:
    Oct 3, 2011 7:36 PM
    so he faked an acl injury? acted like a soccer player i hope hes dungy like tony for season


    What part of this story leads you to that conclusion? He fell to the ground clutching his leg after not being touched. Typically, when somebody falls to the ground untouched and grabs their leg, it means ACL injury (that’s certainly how mine happened). Naturally, that’s where all the speculation led. Turns out for Johnson it’s a hamstring injury that still may be quite severe if not as bad as tearing a ligament in the knee. What pray tell does that have to do with “faking” an ACL injury and why does it warrant you wishing an end to his season? Did he come to your workplace and say he hoped those grease burns kept you off the job for a year? It’s clowns like you that ruin this site for those of us who were happy to get out of junior high.

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