Eight players from the Houston Texans are listed on the injury report Friday for their Week 1 game against the New England Patriots. Who has already been ruled out for Sunday?
The Houston Texans and the New England Patriots are set to face each other in Week 1 of the 2018 season, but for some of the Texans players they aren’t completely cleared to play in the season opener.
According to the official Texans injury report already ruled out for the Week 1 game is cornerback Kayvon Webster with an Achilles injury as he didn’t practice all week. Ruled questionable for the game against New England are wide receiver Sammie Coates Jr. (hamstring), wide receiver Keke Coutee (hamstring), outside linebacker Duke Ejiofor (hamstring) and wide receiver Will Fuller V (hamstring).
From the looks of thing Mercilus should be playing in Week 1 as he had a full practice on Friday, as did Fairbairn and Johnson. Other than Webster who did not practice, Coates, Coutee, Ejiofor and Fuller all had limited practice on Friday.
New England has six players on their official injury report for Friday, with four players listed as questionable and two others with no game status listed.
Listed as questionable for the Patriots are offensive lineman Marcus Cannon (calf), defensive back Nate Ebner (knee), tight end Jacob Hollister (hamstring) and running back Sony Michel (knee). Also on the injury report are linebacker Ja’Whaun Bentley and defensive back Duke Dawson Jr. (hamstring).
The Texans shouldn’t be too worried by their overall Friday injury report for the fact the players they’ll really need on Sunday against the Patriots are ready for action. For New England, keep an eye on Michel situation as he has a change to make a difference in games for them this Sunday if he’s ready to play.