Andre Johnson day-to-day; must pass concussion protocol

The longest-tenured Texan may not be available for his team’s biggest game of the season.

Veteran wide receiver Andre Johnson suffered a concussion during the Texans’ 27-13 victory at Jacksonville on Sunday. After receiving a helmet-to-helmet blow, Johnson left the field and did not return to action.

Texans coach Bill O’Brien said Monday that Johnson will be evaluated as the team prepares for a critical AFC South matchup at Indianapolis.

“He has to pass the concussion test to be able to be cleared,” O’Brien said at NRG Stadium. “I would say that’s definitely a day-to-day thing.”

Johnson, 33, has suffered two concussions since the start of the 2013 season. He leads the Texans in receptions (69) and tied DeAndre Hopkins for a team-high four catches against the Jaguars.

Johnson’s yardage totals have been off this season, though. He’s yet to record a 100-yard game and has averaged just 40.2 yards during his last six contests. If Johnson plays against the Colts, he must average 87.6 yards in the Texans’ last three regular-season games to reach 1,000 yards this year. The 12th-year pro has recorded at least 1,216 yards in five of the last six seasons. The only time he reach the total was in 2011, when he was limited to seven games due to injury.

Bookmark and Share
blog comments powered by Disqus