Houston Texans’ Andre Johnson likely to play in Week Three

Sep 15, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Texans receiver Andre Johnson (80) prior to the game against the Tennessee Titans at Reliant Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

After being diagnosed with a concussion, there was question if Houston Texans wide receiver Andre Johnson would be able to suit up for Week Three.

That appears to be likely as Johnson is in the final stages of going through the NFL’s concussion policy and has not had any setbacks this week in the process.

Andre’s fine,” head coach Gary Kubiak said. “He’s doing really good. Expectations are for him to practice tomorrow with his pads on and that’s the last stage before you can before on to playing again. So the expectations are for him to be able to do that. If today’s an indicator, then we should be there tomorrow.”

Kubiak is optimistic that Johnson could be cleared as soon as Thursday and ready to play in Sunday’s game at Baltimore.

“Yeah, from what I’m seeing right now, yeah,” Kubiak said. “There’s still that stage, wherever the stage is, I know the last stage is practicing in pads again with the team. So that’s the expected to happen tomorrow. I just walked in with him here, so the expectations are for him to do that and we’re on to Friday and ready to go.”

The Texans have two days of practice left before they travel to Baltimore in a tough contest against the Ravens, so unless Johnson has issues in either of those practices, he should be good to go.

Topics: Andre Johnson, Houston Texans

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