How his finger feels:â†µâ†µ â†µ
â€œItâ€™s a little sore. Itâ€™s in a splint for most of the day. The only time itâ€™s not in a splint is when Iâ€™m out here. Weâ€™re still waiting for the wounds to close up but itâ€™s not stopping me from practicing so thatâ€™s a good thing.â€ â†µâ†µ
Whether or not he was scared to try and catch a ball with his finger at first: â†µâ†µ
â€œI wasnâ€™t scared. I think the biggest thing was I looked at my finger and said â€˜wow that looks kinda ugly.â€™ I popped it back into place and once I popped it back into place I really didnâ€™t think nothing of it. I just went to get buddy tape and when I went to take my glove off blood was just running down my hand.â€ â†µâ†µ
How tough it has been to gain back his confidence in that finger: â†µâ†µ
"At times youâ€™re kinda hesitant about sticking your hands up there rather than body catch it. Thatâ€™s just part of it because you have to gain the confidence back. My first day at practice I caught myself doing that at times and actually one of the balls popped off my facemask. One of the first few passes I tried to catch I was just getting that confidence back and getting used to catching the ball. You know I wear a splint now on my finger so I have to get used to catching the ball with that on also. Itâ€™s been a little different. Like I said Iâ€™m just excited to be back out here.â€
The Texans being their preseason schedule against the New York Jets on Monday Night Football next week. It's not yet clear if Johnson will suit up or not, but considering how important Johnson is to the Texans' success, I wouldn't be surprised if he's held out of the first of four preseason games in order to let his finger continue the healing process. â†µâ†µ
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