Houston Texans suffered multiple injuries in their preseason opener against the Green Bay Packers.
The Houston Texans already had a number of players injured prior to their first preseason game against the Green Bay Packers. Backup quarterback A.J. McCarron was already ruled out for the preseason opener with a thumb injury that occurred in a joint practice against the Packers and is expected to miss the remainder of the preseason as he works his way back to health for the start of the Texans’ regular season.
The Texans number of injuries only increased once their first preseason game started. Greg Mancz, who was filling in at center for Martin, left the first half early after leaving with a leg injury. Wide receiver Keke Coutee also left the game with a right leg injury in the first half after being brought down awkwardly by Packers’ defensive back Raven Greene.
Rookie cornerback Xavier Crawford also left the field in the first quarter with the Texans medical trainers after being injured. Drafted from Central Michigan, Crawford was the Texans sixth-round draft selection in the 2019 NFL Draft. Safety A.J. Moore was also checked by the trainers after getting to the Texans sidelines in the first half.
The number of injuries piling will important to keep an eye on as the Texans are doing their due diligence to make sure that they arrive as healthy they can to the start of the Texans 2019 season.