After WR Andre Johnson went down without anyone touching him on Sunday against the Steelers, everyone’s mouth dropped and everyone almost soiled themselves because it looked like he tore his ACL, but it turns out that ugly spill was only a hamstring injury. But how did Andre feel about it?
“I was scared,” he said. “I really couldn’t explain what it was, I just felt pain. You see I was grabbing my leg when I was on the ground.”
Johnson just revently had a minor operation done on his hamstring, this week, to prevent tissue tearing, and the operation seemed to help.
“I haven’t felt any pain with any of the exercises I’ve been doing … so I’m pretty pumped,” he said. “I’ve been bending my leg and everything. The only thing that really bothers me a little bit is where I have the stitches. So I think once I can get those out and the cuts close up I’ll be fine.”
The original timetable seemed to be 3 weeks for Johnson, but now it seems like he will able to play once he gets his stitches out, which will be at the beginning of next week. The Texans are 4-6 without AJ. We can beat Oakland without Andre, but we will for sure need him against Baltimore and Tennessee. Disaster averted.