Houston Texans star wide receiver Andre Johnson suffered a minor concussion late in the fourth quarter of Sunday’s victory over the Tennessee Titans, and Texans head coach Gary Kubiak stated yesterday that he expects to have Johnson in Week 3 in a big game against the Baltimore Ravens. Johnson did not practice on Wednesday, but he wasn’t expected to either. At this point, the Texans just need to give Johnson rest- it’s more important than practice for him- in order to have him at full strength against the Ravens.
Andre Johnson is fully expected to play, and the Houston Texans official site writes that Johnson is in the final stage of the NFL’s concussion protocol, which is basically confirmation that he will be playing on Sunday. His concussion was minor, and he has progressed well through it. At this point, it would take a significant setback for Johnson not to play, and the fact that the Texans look to be easing him in by not putting him in practices means that there is almost no chance of him suffering a setback.
Gary Kubiak stated that the Texans No. 1 WR is “fine”, “Andre’s fine. He’s doing really good. Expectations are for him to practice tomorrow with his pads on and that’s the last stage before you can before on to playing again. So the expectations are for him to be able to do that. If today’s an indicator, then we should be there tomorrow.”
The Texans head man stated that he expects Johnson to be cleared “as soon as” today, and there is almost no chance of him missing the contest against the Ravens.