The Houston Texans just cannot catch a break from the injury bug this season.
After All-Pro WR Andre Johnson missed six games with a hamstring injury this year, he was having a break-out game with new starting QB T.J. Yates only to come up lame with an injury to the other hamstring in the fourth quarter of the Texans 17-10 victory over the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday.
Now, after missing practice Wednesday, Johnson's status for this week's game against the Cincinnati Bengals is still in doubt:
A 6'3 225 WR with the size to catch balls over the middle of the field and the speed to stretch a defense vertically is a young QB's best friend, and Johnson caught 4 balls for 97 yards from Yates against the Falcons.
Despite playing in only 6 games this season, Johnson leads Houston's WR's in targets, receptions and receiving yards.
The Texans medical staff will likely be cautious with Johnson, as hamstring injuries are notoriously easy to re-aggravate if players come back too fast, and Houston will need a healthy Johnson to have any chance at making noise in the playoffs with a third-string QB.