Texans receiver Andre Johnson strained his left hamstring on Sunday. On Monday, owner Bob McNair suggests that Johnson could miss a couple of games. Later that day, coach Gary Kubiak said Johnson had a mild strain, and that his status will be day-to-day.
As of Thursday, Johnson still isn’t practicing.
Kubiak said Thursday that Johnson worked out in the pool, and that the team has a general plan for handling Johnson on Friday.
“I would say we probably have a pretty good idea,” Kubiak said, via comments distributed by the team. “We’ll see. It’s a touchy situation because we are very fortunate. We came out of it a lot better than we thought. At the same time, how quick do we go back and that type of thing? He has gotten good work inside in the last two days. Whether we bring him out here tomorrow probably will be a big deciding point on where we go in the game, so we’ll see.”
The 9-3 Texans face the Bengals in Cincinnati on Sunday. On one hand, the Texans need to keep pace with the other 9-3 teams in the conference. On the other hand, they need Johnson at 100 percent for the postseason.