Texans WR Johnson will have MRI on right ankle

Posted Sept. 19, 2010 @ 10:52 p.m.
Posted By PFW staff

Andre Johnson's game-tying TD catch late in the fourth quarter was an imprressive grab in itself. When you consider he did it on a hurt ankle that will require an MRI this week, it tells you why he is one of the best.

Johnson left the Texans' Week Two game against the Redskins late in the third quarter after landing awkwardly following a reception. He returned to the field late in the fourth quarter and outjumped Redskins S Reed Doughty to bring down the game-tying TD.

The Texans went on to win in overtime. Johnson tied a career-high with 12 catches for 158 yards. Johnson will have an MRI exam on his right ankle this week.

"We're going to go in, look and see what we find. I don't think it's nothing real bad, because the ankle didn't swell up on me since I played on it," he said. "I think I should be fine."

The way we see it

While WR Kevin Walter had a huge game (11 catches for 141 yards), Johnson is clearly the best receiver on the team and one of the best in the league. Giants WR Hakeem Nicks' ankle took a while to heal this week leaving him questionable for Week Two, and the Texans want to make sure they have Johnson healthy and ready for an intrastate battle with the Cowboys in Week Three.