The Texans know they’ll be without wide receiver
Johnson watched Thursday's practice at the Methodist Training Center after having surgery on his right leg on Tuesday. He began rehab on his injured right hamstring with the Texans’ training staff on Wednesday afternoon.
“He’s doing good,” Texans coach Gary Kubiak said. “It’s my understanding he’s a little sore coming out of the surgery but very upbeat. (He) knows exactly what he’s dealing with, and like I said, we just keep our fingers crossed that we get there pretty quickly. Knowing him, we will.”
There is still no timetable on Johnson’s return, but Kubiak remains optimistic about his recovery.
“The way it was described to me is after about a week of getting in the rehab process, we’ll have a better idea of what we’re looking at,” Kubiak said. “The fact that everybody’s so positive, the doctors, trainers, everybody, makes me feel pretty good about it.”
Along with Johnson, the Texans continue to work without Ward (ankle) and Tate (groin), the top backups to
“Let’s see what happens,” Kubiak said. “I’m hoping those two guys maybe practice a little bit tomorrow and make it tough on us.”
Ogbonnaya was activated from the practice squad just last week. The second-year pro out of Texas, who led the Texans in rushing in the preseason, had one carry for four yards against Pittsburgh in Week 4.
“He’s getting better as a player,” Kubiak said. “He played very good for Joe (Marciano) on special teams. Obviously, it’s a big step for him in his career, but he’s worked hard. He deserves the opportunity to do it. He’s done a good job.”
If Jackson is available on Sunday, Kubiak will have to decide whether to start him or
“First off, Kareem’s got to prove to us tomorrow that he’s back to 100 percent or awful close to it before we put him back out there,” Kubiak said. “We’ll see what happens tomorrow, but like I said, I’ll make that decision going into the game. Hopefully, they’re both available. I look at them as both starters, so we’ll see. We’ll see what happens.”