Andre Johnson must undergo the league's five-step concussion protocol before his status for Sunday's game at Indianapolis can be determined.
"That's exactly where it stands though," head coach Bill O'Brien said Monday. "He has to pass the concussion test to be able to be cleared. I would say that's definitely a day-to-day thing."
If Johnson can't start, O'Brien said wide receiver DeVier Posey is a candidate to play. Posey has been inactive for each game this season.
Johnson left early in the second quarter after suffering a helmet-to-helmet hit by Jaguars linebacker Telvin Smith. The All-Pro receiver headed for the locker room after being examined on the field by team's medical staff.
Teammates wished Johnson the best after Sunday's 27-13 win.
"Yeah, he's good," Foster said after the game Sunday. "He was counting sheep earlier but he's alright. I told him to start studying for that concussion test." Foster said the referees tried to tell him to stay back, but he couldn't help but to check on the wide receiver he refers to as one of the G.O.A.T.'s (Greatest Of All Time).
"It's always scary but you saw the love and what he means to this team," Foster said. "Everybody crowded around. Coaches, everybody was worried about him. I talked to him and he said he'll be alright."
Johnson caught four passes for 17 yards before exiting the game. Through 13 games this season, he has 737 yards receiving, two touchdowns, and leads the Texans receivers with 69 receptions.