Six weeks without Andre Johnson?
Oct/19/11 08:27 AM Filed in: Andre Johnson
Texans Pro bowl receiver Andre Johnson underwent surgery two weeks ago to repair an injured hamstring. He told SportsRadio 610 Tuesday morning that he’s ahead of the typical rehabilitation schedule for this procedure.
“I’m headed in the right direction,” Johnson said. “I just want it to heal faster. Right now it’s still weak; it’s not as strong as it use to be.”
The Texans (3-3) have lost two in a row without Johnson and would like to see him back on the field soon, but the long-term goal for Johnson is to prevent this injury from being something he deals with in the future. Since he’s unable to run at full speed, it’s unlikely he’ll be able to play during Sunday’s game against the Titans in Tennessee.
“They say it could take up to six weeks at the most,” Johnson said. ”But I don’t think it will take me that long.”
Johnson says this injury might have stemmed from an old injury he’s dealt with for a long time. He suffered pain behind his knee, but he says the recent surgery to his hamstring has even cured him of that knee pain.Click here to order Andre Johnson’s proCane Rookie Card.