Houston Texans star wide receiver Andre Johnson was walloped by Tennessee Titans safety Bernard Pollard near the end of their AFC South match up on Sunday afternoon and he was evaluated for a possible concussion following the conclusion of the game.
Following the NFL rules, which prohibit players being evaluated for concussions from speaking to the media, the Texans held Johnson out of the team’s post-game press conference.
There could have been concern that Johnson would be held out of next week’s game against the defending Super Bowl champion Baltimore Ravens, but the Houston Chronicle reports Johnson is expected to be a full go for the match up.
This is obviously a positive sign that leads us all to believe he is already clear of any symptoms.
“I talked to him, and he was all right,” Texans tight end Owen Daniels said. “He wanted to go back in, but protocol is that you can’t at that point.
“I’ve never seen a more blatant blow to the head. A big miss by the officials, especially for a guy like Andre. I know you have to protect every player, especially someone like him.”
If Johnson suffers a setback and is expected to miss the Week 3 game, rookie DeAndre Hopkins who was the team’s hero against the Titans will be the starter.