On Now
Coming Up
  • Tue., Dec. 19, 2017 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM CST Texans Radio

    Texans Radio Players Show featuring CB Kevin Johnson

    Enter to win Texans prizes and Fuddruckers will have food and drink specials!

  • Tue., Dec. 19, 2017 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM CST 2018 Madden NFL Tournament

    Four finalists battle to represent the Texans at the Pro Bowl in Orlando!


    Event Info



    Doors open at 5:30 pm

    Event starts at 6 pm

    Parking is available in the Teal lot

    Hosted by JJ Moses

    Commentary by John Harris and N.D. Kalu


    Enter West Club Lobby and take the escalator to Level 3.

    Concession and bar open for purchase.

    Inflatables and Autographs are available for attendees!

  • Fri., Dec. 22, 2017 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM CST Texan's Friday

    Houston Texan's Cheerleaders will be signing autographs and taking pictures with fans!

    Proudly wear your Texans gear to get a FREE classic shake (1/person) for this hour at this location. 

  • Sat., Dec. 23, 2017 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM CST Pappas Pep Party

    Get hyped for Houston Texans gameday at Pappas Pep Party!

    Fans can enjoy appearances by TORO and Houston Texans Cheerleaders, along with chances to win tickets and Texans gear courtesy of Coca-Cola and Pappas.

    Pappas Pep Party 6-8pm:

    Pappas Burger at 5815 Westheimer Rd, Houston TX 77057



Johnson hopes to play despite worsened ankle injury

Posted Dec 24, 2010

Andre Johnson said Friday that his ankle injury has gotten worse, but the Pro Bowl wide receiver is doing everything he can to play against the Broncos in Week 16.

Texans wide receiver Andre Johnson has been playing through a high-ankle sprain since Week 2, but he revealed on Friday that his injury has taken a turn for the worse.

Johnson said that an MRI on Monday revealed further damage to his right ankle, which has rendered him a game-time decision for Sunday's game at Denver.

“I had the high-ankle sprain and I was working on the front part of my ankle, and I got caught when I was down on the ground and got tackled in the Baltimore game (Dec. 13),” he said. “My joint kind of got jammed up a little bit, and it’s affecting me in the back now, kind of like around the Achilles area. When I run now, I kind of feel more pain than I was feeling before. In the MRI, it just showed that.

“We didn’t think that it could get any worse, and it’s gotten worse. Like I said, I’m just trying to do everything I can to make sure I can play on Sunday.”

Johnson did not practice this week but was able to do some jogging on Friday. Texans coach Gary Kubiak said that he’ll strictly listen to Johnson on Sunday morning. If Johnson feels like he can take a painkilling shot in his ankle and play, he’ll play.

“You just have to see what happens,” Johnson said. “I’ve been getting a shot the past few games, and I can still feel pain in there. The part that’s (different), it’s only so much of it you can numb up, and they can’t numb up the joint. And that’s what’s really starting to bother me pretty bad now. You’re just trying to do all the treatment and stuff and then see how it feels. And if it feels good on Sunday, I’ll go. If not, then I won’t be out there.”

The only game that Johnson has missed this season was against the Raiders in Week 4. But with the latest development, he said that the risk of causing further damage to his ankle is being taken into consideration.

“It’s something you have to think about,” he said. “You don’t want to do anything to set yourself back or even set your team back. You don’t want to have anything crazy happen and then you have to have surgery and stuff like that. So that’s definitely something we’ve talked about and been thinking about, but we’ll make the decision on Sunday and see what happens.”

Johnson ranks fourth in the NFL with 1,216 receiving yards. He needs 284 yards in the final two games to become the first receiver in history with 1,500 yards in three consecutive seasons. He also has a chance to join Jerry Rice as the only player ever to lead the league in receiving yards in three consecutive seasons.

Content on HoustonTexans.com does not necessarily represent the views of the Houston Texans front office staff, coaches or executives.