It will be awhile before Will Fuller, V is back in action for the Texans.
On Thursday, head coach Bill O'Brien confirmed the news of Fuller's injury, but stressed the importance of the rest of the wide receiver corps in picking up the slack.
"I want everybody to step up," O'Brien said. "If I say, 'Yeah, I want these two to step up,' is that telling the eight that you're OK? You know what I mean? I want everybody to step up."
Fuller started 13 games for the Texans in 2016, and finished with 635 receiving yards as a rookie. Braxton Miller and Jaelen Strong are prime candidates to get more playing time in Fuller's absence.
"I have high expectations for Jaelen, high expectations for that whole position," O'Brien said. "I think Jaelen's a good player. He's had a good camp so we'll see how it all plays out."
Strong didn't play after Week 7 of last season. Miller's season ended with an injury in early December at Green Bay. He said he'll do whatever the coaches ask of him.
"I'm just going to keep playing my role," Miller said. "Wherever coach puts me, I'm going to do my best and come out here in training camp and showcase what I can do and whatever comes, comes."
Miller, Strong and the Texans will be back at practice on Friday morning at The Greenbrier in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia.
Check out some of the top shots from Day 8 of training camp at The Greenbrier in West Virginia.