Houston Texans Injury Report: Will Fuller, DeAndre Hopkins limited in practice

Stephen Forsha
NASHVILLE, TN - SEPTEMBER 16: DeAndre Hopkins #10 of the Houston Texans scores a touchdown at Nissan Stadium on September 16, 2018 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
NASHVILLE, TN - SEPTEMBER 16: DeAndre Hopkins #10 of the Houston Texans scores a touchdown at Nissan Stadium on September 16, 2018 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images) /
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The Houston Texans have a total of nine players listed on the Thursday injury report, while the Indianapolis Colts had a total of 14 players listed.

Thursday’s injury report for the Houston Texans included nearly 10 players, with seven players having limited participation and two players ending practice with full participation before their Week 4 game against the Indianapolis Colts.

On the injury report for limited participation, once again,  was nearly every wide receiver on the roster, including Will Fuller who has been battling a hamstring issue all season long. Fuller has played the past two games has gained consecutive 100-yard games with the hamstring issue.

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Fuller has 214 yards receiving in his two games played this season, with two touchdowns while averaging 16.5 yards per reception. His longest catch this season has went for 39 yards.

Also on the injury report at wide receiver was Sammie Coates Jr. (hamstring), Keke Coutee (hamstring) and DeAndre Hopkins (thumb, ankle, hamstring).

Hopkins is coming off a game where he had six receptions on 10 targets for 86 yards. He has 20 receptions this season for 274 yards and one touchdown. In three games this season Hopkins has no less than 78 yards receiving with a season-long reception of 31 yards coming in Week 2 against the Tennessee Titans.

This shouldn’t be too much of a worry for the Texans as both Fuller and Hopkins have been listed on the injury report basically all season long with Hopkins playing all three games, and Fuller playing the past two weeks. If Houston wants any sort of chance to win this weekend in Indianapolis the Texans need these two players on the field and producing.

Granted, the Texans haven’t won with Hopkins and Fuller on the field this season, but the chances are better when they are on the field rather when they aren’t on the field. It would be tough to see what the Texans offense would be like when neither players is on the field at any point of this season, especially as poorly as the offense has played through the first three games.

The Texans’ injury report has has offensive guard Senio Kelemete (knee), cornerback Shareece Wright (shoulder) and cornerback Kayvon Webster (Achilles) all listed as limited participation on Thursday.

Listed as full participation in practice were offensive tackle Martinas Rankin (ankle) and defensive end J.J. Watt (thigh) as Watt has three sacks last Sunday against the New York Giants.

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This is an important week for the Texans, so we’ll have to see just how healthy as the week continues with three day until the Texans take on the Colts in Indianapolis. The Texans are still looking for that first win of the season, and players listed above are much needed for the team to gain that win.

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