Franchise in fright: Andre Johnson injury is a hamstring rather than the moredevastating knee issue
UPDATE: Andre Johnson's injury is being called a right hamstring injury as hoped after examination rather than the more devastating knee injury. A hamstring is no minor injury — the Texans' Arian Foster missed most of three weeks with one. But with Johnson's entire season flashing before everyone eyes, this is largely considered a relief.
The Houston Texans' franchise is waiting on edge to see if all-everything receiver Andre Johnson — the greatest player in Texans' history — is all right after a frightening crumble at Reliant Stadium. Johnson fell to the grass without being touched on a second-quarter reception in Sunday's game against the Steelers.
He clutched his right leg and for several frightful minutes at Reliant, Texans' fans looked on in horror, waiting to see if the cart would have to be brought out for Johnson. Dozens of Texans' fans held their heads in their hands. Others covered their eyes and simply refused to look. If Johnson had to be carried off the field, his entire season would be in serious jeopardy. And almost everyone in Reliant knew it.
After an agonizing wait, Johnson was able to gingerly walk off the field under his own power, giving hope that it's a hamstring rather than a knee issue. Johnson slowly walked to the locker room, surrounded by a horde of Texan trainers.
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