According to Houston Texans coach Gary Kubiak, All-Pro WR Andre Johnson did not test his injured hamstring on Wednesday and his status for Sunday's game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers won't be determined until the weekend:
HoustonTexans Houston TexansKubiak: It was a no-run day for Andre (Johnson). He's run 4 of last 5 days...He'll work w/trainers tomorrow. It will be a weekend decision.
Johnson injured his hamstring in Houston's Oct. 2 win over the Pittsburgh Steelers. He was initially expected to miss 6-8 weeks, which would put him in line to return sometime in early November.
But with their bye coming up next week, the Texans training staff may be cautious with Johnson and allow him an extra two weeks to recover before their Nov. 27 game against Jacksonville.
In his absence, Houston has turned to their running game, with both Arian Foster and Ben Tate running behind huge holes from their improved offensive line.
But the Texans will need Johnson's ability to stretch the field as the playoff race heats up, as he is still leading the team's wide-outs this season in receptions, receiving yards and receiving TD's despite playing in only four games.
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