Houston Texans wide receiver Will Fuller recovery from his ACL injury is on the right path according to general manager Brian Gaine.
Houston Texans speedy wide receiver and 2015 first round pick, Will Fuller is expected to be ready for the regular season opener against the New Orleans Saints on Monday Night Football. General manager Brian Gaine expressed his optimism that Fuller could see some snaps in the preseason to shed some rust after undergoing surgery to repair the ACL tear in his knee in 2018.
“Everything is going well with Will [Fuller],” Gaine said. “I anticipate when we kickoff versus New Orleans he’ll be ready to go. He’ll be at full speed by then; I’m sure through the preseason we’ll be smart and efficient with him as it relates to getting him right. Everything has gone well, there have been no setbacks, it’s been very positive, everything is trending in the right direction, and he’s been here the whole offseason.”
Fuller has been one of the most dangerous and dynamic receivers the Texans had across DeAndre Hopkins. He finished last season starting in seven games for 32 receptions, 503 receiving yards, four receiving touchdowns, and averaging a career-high 71.9 receiving yards a game. Fuller had three games for over 100 receiving yards in 2018 alone when he only had three in his first two seasons in the league.
Since the start of Deshaun Watson’s era as the Texans quarterback in 2017, Fuller has become the second receiver in the offense with the most touchdowns with 11 and only behind Hopkins who has 18 through two seasons.