Andre Johnson's playing status for the Texans rematch with AFC South rivals, the Indianapolis Colts, remains day-to-day after missing Wednesday's practice.
The seven-time Pro Bowl wide receiver, who left Sunday's game in Jacksonville after a helmet-to-helmet hit in the second quarter, is currently undergoing the NFL's concussion. Head coach Bill O'Brien said he couldn't discuss where Johnson was in the five-stage protocol, but that the team was closely monitoring the situation.
"I really can't answer that," O'Brien said Wednesday. "It's not really about progress as much it's just day-to-day, taking the test and whatever that test is. We're really on top of that - our medical people. It's a very, very serious thing and my big thing there with him, I was just so worried about him when I saw him get hit like that. He's day-to-day."
If Johnson can't go, DeVier Posey could have a chance to play in Sunday's game at Indianapolis. Despite a good showing in preseason, the third-year receiver has been inactive for every game this season. O'Brien said that Posey's lack of playing time hasn't been his fault, but that "he just hasn't fit in with the game day roster to this point." O'Brien feels that Posey could be a good fit against the Colts if Johnson is ruled out.
"I think this guy has really worked hard," O'Brien said of Posey. "I'm sure, like any player, he wants to play. I'm sure he's frustrated. He's been frustrated, but I'll tell you this guy has really gone out there, worked hard at his game, he's tried to do the things that we're coaching him to do, he's done a good job on the dirty show offense, he's done a really good job there. Hopefully he gets an opportunity on Sunday."
Garrett Graham also missed practice on Wednesday and remains day-to-day for Week 15. Graham suffered an ankle injury in Tennessee and was ruled out for Sunday's win over the Jaguars.
The (7-6) Texans and (9-4) Colts kickoff is scheduled for Sunday at 12 p.m. on CBS KHOU-11 and SportsRadio 610.