With the Houston Texans entering training camp dangerously thin at the wide receiver position, the health and performance of star wideout Andre Johnson, who missed OTAs and mincamp after athroscopic knee surgery, becomes paramount for the franchise.
John McClain of the Houston Chronicle named Johnson's health the single biggest concern for the Texans entering the 2012 season:
This is a time for Johnson to make his run for Canton. For several years now, he’s been acknowledged as one of the two best receivers in the NFL with Arizona’s Larry Fitzgerald. With the Texans playing five nationally televised games this season, including four in prime time, Johnson has an opportunity to regain his spot at the head of the receiver class.
Johnson injured both hamstrings and missed nine starts in 2011 (he finished with 492 yards receiving), after a knee injury in 2010 caused him to miss three games that season. However, Johnson was healthy in the postseason, and had 13 catches for 201 yards in two games.