Injuries have not been kind to the Houston Texans in 2017.
Here’s the Houston Texans’ latest injury report heading into their second preseason game.
- Will Fuller broke his collarbone in practice and will miss the entire pre-season and early part of the regular season.
- Braxton Miller seemed to be limping off of the field after being tackled by a myriad of Carolina Panthers defenders on a screen pass in the Texans’ first pre-season game. It was later reported that he is dealing with a mild sprained ankle.
- Defensive end Joel Heath has been inactive since recovering from a knee injury against the New England Patriots in the 2016 playoffs.
- Inside linebacker Sio Moore has been dealing with a hamstring injury. This is a red flag since Moore had serious hamstring issues in 2016.
- Safety Marcus Gilchrist has been the latest addition to the Texans’ defensive backfield. They’re bringing him along slowly after suffering a torn patella tendon in 2016.
- Safety Lonnie Ballentine “Mr. Irrelevant” is still nursing a knee injury. He’s had knee issues that date back to his rookie year in 2014.
- Deante Gray was nursing a hamstring injury before he tore his ACL in training camp.
- DeAndrew White is rehabbing a groin injury that occurred in practice.
The Texans have two injuries on the offensive side of the ball and four on defense.
Fuller and Miller are an integral part of the offense moving forward and shouldn’t worry about their roster spots.
Although things are very different on defense, Joel Heath might be the only defender that is safe due to the talent and upside he displayed in 2016.
Moore and Gilchrist were signed as free agents and have no guarantee that they will be on the final roster.
Ballentine is running out of luck and he will have to stay off the trainer’s table in 2017. Although he hasn’t been able to prove that in the past.
What do you think Texans fans, do these players have any hope on being with the Texans beyond the pre-season?