After missing ten games with a hamstring injury this season, Keke Coutee made his return to the field for the Texans AFC Wild Card game on Saturday. The rookie wide receiver said he felt comfortable in his first game since Nov. 26 against Tennessee when he re-aggravated his hamstring.
"I felt good to be back out there," Coutee said. "Of course, everyone wanted to win today but we didn't. I was just happy to be back out there after everything I went through this season."
The rookie wide receiver caught 11 passes for 110 yards and a touchdown in the Texans 21-7 loss to the Indianapolis Colts. Coutee also made a key catch across the middle of the field on fourth-and-three to extend the scoring drive. In his playoff debut, Coutee's 11 receptions set a new Texans franchise record for the most catches by a player in a postseason game. His receiving yardage is second only to Andre Johnson's performance (111) in the 2011 AFC Divisional game at Baltimore.
"Keke did a good job," head coach Bill O'Brien said. "Keke made some plays for us, scored a touchdown. We think he's got a real bright future."
Coutee finished his rookie campaign with 28 receptions for 287 yards and one touchdown through six games in the regular season.
The Houston Texans took on the Indianapolis Colts for the 2018-2019 Wildcard Game.