Houston Texans’ Andre Johnson to Have MRI on Hamstring

Houston Texans wide receiver Andre Johnson (80) falls to his knees in the second quarter of an NFL football game against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday, Oct. 2, 2011, in Houston. ((AP Photo/Dave Einsel))

As if the Houston Texans were not already thin at wide receiver. With no sure thing at the number two wide out spot and without a doubt looking forward to next years draft class at the position.

Today the Texans number one option Andre Johnson went down with a hamstring injury in the second quarter of Houston’s 17-10 win over the Steelers. Johnson went down on his own free will without being tackeld on a 13-yard pass in the second quarter, a pass in which he could have easily gained an extra 5 to 10 yeards after the catch. The five-time Pro Bowler was holding the back of his right leg near the knee after he fell to the ground.

“The way he went down was deflating,” Coach Gary Kubiak said, “because it was like he just got shot. So that scares the heck out of you.”

Andre Johnson did eventually walk off the field on his own power and then walked to the locker room with members of the training staff.

An MRI is scheduled for tonight or early tomorrow. Fans and the team will be sitting on pins and needles until then. Johnson passed Amani Toomer for 38th on the NFL’s all-time receiving yardage list and surpassed 9,500 career receiving yards before leaving the game with an injury.

Texans owner Bob McNair refused to speculate on the severity of Johnson’s injury by telling ESPN, “I am not going to be overly concerned until the MRI.”

The Texans did manage to beat the Pittsburgh Steelers and maintain a share of the AFC South with the Tennessee Titans.

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Topics: AFC South, Andre Johnson, Bob McNair, Gary Kubiak, NFL, Pittsburgh Steelers, Texans

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