Texans' Kevin Walter Injures Shoulder, Out 10-12 Weeks

The news was not all good today after a dominate first half performance by the Texans in which the home opener for Houston ended with a 34-7 victory over division rival Indianapolis Colts. While the defense maintained the tempo throughout the game, the offense seemed to hit a wall during the second half of the game.

Chalk the second half offensive performance to half-time defensive adjustments made by the Indianapolis Colts? Maybe, but one weapon the Houston offense went without during the second half was wide receiver Kevin Walter. Walter left the game with a shoulder injury and later was diagnosed with a broken shoulder and the initial time table is Walter will miss 10-12 weeks.

Walter finished the game with one catch for fourteen yards after being targeted only twice before the injury.  NFL Network insider Jason La Canfora cited a league source in reporting that Walter suffered a broken shoulder and is expected to miss 10 to 12 weeks.

Expect Jacoby Jones to imediately move into the starting role opposite Andre Johnson. Recently signed and former first round draft pick Bryant Johnson could become more involved as he eventually becomes acclimated to the Houston Texans offense.

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