The Texans, the favorite to win the AFC South for a second straight year, have struggled with injuries in recent seasons, including the 2011 season that saw Matt Schaub go to the injured reserve with a Lisfranc injury and hamstring injuries that cost Andre Johnson nine games and Arian Foster three.
Defensive lineman J.J. Watt and Shaun Cody both returned to practice from injuries and the Texans expect to have Brian Cushing, Chris Myers and Johnson all back in time for the regular season opener. Johnson injured his ribs after a diving catch against the Saints in week three of the preseason, but X-rays came back negative.
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