Latest on injuries to Johnathan Joseph, Kevin Johnson

HOUSTON, TX - SEPTEMBER 10: Chris Ivory /

The Houston Texans may have dodged a bullet when it comes to the injuries that both Johnathan Joseph and Kevin Johnson suffered on Thursday night.

The Houston Texans had a bit of a scare on Thursday night when starting cornerbacks Johnathan Joseph and Kevin Johnson left the game and didn’t return after each player suffered an injury.

Joseph injured his right shoulder and Johnson went down with a left knee injury.

Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reported on Friday that there is optimism that both Joseph and Johnson didn’t suffer serious injuries.

Ian Rapoport of NFL Media also reported on Friday that Joseph is expected to be fine.

The good news for the Texans is that cornerback Marcus Burley came in and helped out. As did safety Marcus Gilchrist and cornerback Kareem Jackson.

With A.J. Bouye no longer around, the Texans can’t afford to lose either Johnson or Joseph for a significant period of time.

It will certainly help the Texans that they don’t have to play another game for 10 days. Their next game is on September 24th against the New England Patriots.

Hopefully both Johnson and Joseph can get the treatment they need in order to play in week three.

Update: Looks like Johnson will miss about half the season.

Bill O’Brien’s post-game speech.

Texans’s head coach Bill O’Brien gave a great post-game speech on Thursday night after their win over the Cincinnati Bengals.

The Texans’ offensive line wasn’t great, but they were good enough and it certainly helped that quarterback Deshaun Watson can move around the way he does. He showed why he should be starting over Tom Savage.

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