Houston Texans star wide receiver Andre Johnson will seek a second opinion on his injured hamstring after being told he will miss some time, according to a report.
Johnson injured his hamstring in the second quarter of the team's game against the Pittsburgh Steelers on the Sunday. After catching a pass from Matt Schaub, Johnson cut up field before grabbing his left hamstring and collapsing to the field completely untouched.
The way he went down was deflating, Kubiak told reporters after the game, because it was like he just got shot. So that scares the heck out of you.
On Monday Kubiak told reporters that he was unsure how long the star wideout would be out for, but that he knew that it was definitely a hamstring injury.
It's hard for me to give you an answer right now, Kubiak said Monday. He's going to miss some time. I don't know if that's three or four days. I don't know if that's a few weeks.
The loss of Johnson for a few weeks - after just getting Arian Foster back from a hamstring injury - could be a major hit to a team that looks destined to finally win the AFC South division.
The next two games are expected to be tough for the Texans as they played the Raiders at home before traveling to Baltimore to take on the Ravens. The loss of Johnson, Schaub's most trusted offensive weapon, would force Gary Kubiak to get put even more responsibilities on Foster. Other options include more targets for wide receiver Jacoby Jones and tight end Owen Daniels.
I've got a lot of confidence in those guys, Kubiak told The Houston Chronicle. Jacoby's grown up a lot as a player. He went in (Sunday) and played well. He's much better in the run game than he has been in the past. He's very capable of making big plays.
Kubiak said that it was common for someone like Johnson to want a second opinion on his injury prognosis before deciding what to do. Johnson is questionable at best to start against the Raiders, but more likely will miss the game, according to the newspaper.
We've got to do what's best by Andre so that he understands exactly what's going on (and) we understand exactly what's going on, the Texans coach said.