Texans Injuries: Report: Slaton "Expected" To Play Vs. Indy

The injury report for the Texans opener is pretty dry, which is always a good sign when you're starting the year off.

In a column, John McClain claimed that running back Steve Slaton, who missed the final game of the preseason with turf toe, should be ready to go against Indianapolis. So far, Gary Kubiak has only said that he is hoping that Slaton is ready to go. We'll see who is closer to correct as the week progresses. If Slaton is out, newly signed Derrick Ward would take over third down/backup duties.

Linebacker Xavier Adibi finally played through his strained groin Thursday night, and made the Texans roster. There could still be lingering effects of the injury, but for now it seems like he's good to go. Of course, if so much as a leaf falls on the fragile Adibi things could change. 

Offensive Guard Mike Brisiel continues to play through pain in his foot as a result of last year's Lisfranc surgery that jettisoned him to IR. He and Antoine Caldwell are battling for the open right guard spot. 

Tight end Anthony Hill was placed on the PUP list as he continues to rehab his ACL tear, meaning he won't be on the field for awhile. The Texans, with their army of tight ends, are well prepared to absorb that loss. In fact, it's debatable that Hill would even get playing time if he came back. So if you're the one Anthony Hill owner in a dynasty league, you may cut bait whenever you're ready.

Running back Ben Tate (ankle), wide receiver/punt returner Trindon Holliday (finger), and wide receiver/punt returner Andre Davis (hip) are all on injured reserve and out for the season. 

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