Houston Texans: Keke Coutee leaves game with leg injury

Keke Coutee #16 of the Houston Texans (Photo by Quinn Harris/Getty Images)
Keke Coutee #16 of the Houston Texans (Photo by Quinn Harris/Getty Images) /

Houston Texans slot wide receiver Keke Coutee left the game with an apparent leg injury.

Houston Texans second-year wide receiver Keke Coutee had a rough start to his first preseason game in 2019 after being carted off the field with a right leg injury. Coutee had a poor showing early against the Green Bay Packers after playing on offense and special teams unit. He muffed a punt by Packers punter J.K. Scott that was caught in the end zone by wide receiver Equanimeous St Brown for a Packers touchdown.

Coutee also struggled on offense leaving the game with only two receptions for 13 receiving yards. He injured his right leg after catching an 11-yard pass from quarterback Joe Webb and being brought down by Packers safety Raven Greene. Coutee was slow to get up after the play ended, but attempted to get up by himself before the Texans trainers stepped onto the field to assist him in leaving the field.

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This injury is a disappointing development after having an improved offseason with the Texans through their training camp. Coutee showed early on in his rookie season that he was going to be a natural fit in the Texans offense, but nagging hamstring injuries kept from playing in all 16 games in his first year in the league.

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Coutee’s injury will be important to keep an eye on due to the severity of the injury could keep him out for the rest of the preseason as the Texans are trying to preserve their players for the start of the 2019 season.