The Texans hope to get Will Fuller V back in time for a divisional matchup against the Tennessee Titans in Week 2. In his Monday press conference, head coach Bill O'Brien said yes, when asked if he was hopeful for Fuller's return.
The speedy third-year wideout has been dealing with a hamstring issue that kept him out of Sunday's regular season opener at New England. Listed as questionable, Fuller was a game-time decision after being limited in practice last week.
"Not having Will Fuller is not great," O'Brien said after Sunday's loss. "He was out there a lot during training camp, but wasn't available today. But anyways, that's not an excuse. That's just the way it is, injuries happen in the league. You know, I felt like we had a bunch of preparation for this game."
Houston's passing attack would get a significant boost with Fuller back in action. In his first game back, Deshaun Watson had just 176 yards passing in the 27-10 loss to the Patriots. Last year, Fuller's most prolific games came when Watson was under center. Fuller scored a touchdown on seven of his first 11 receptions of the 2017 season, becoming the first NFL player to accomplish the feat in 16 years.
The Texans will travel to Nashville to face the Titans on Sunday. Kickoff is set for 12 noon CT on CBS and SportsRadio 610.
Take a look at the best photos from the Texans Patriots game during Week 1 of the 2018 season.