On the second day of training camp, Texans’ star wide receiver Andre Johnson was pulled off the field due to a groin injury. Texans’ head coach Gary Kubiak commented briefly on Johnson after practice at Methodist Training Center, saying that Johnson “tweaked his groin.” Kubiak went further to call the injury “very mild” and said that he was “not too concerned right now from what [he] was hearing” from the training staff. Johnson suffered the minor injury towards the beginning of practice, left the field briefly, but then watched the remaining portions of the practice alongside his teammates. Kubiak mentioned that they would continue to monitor Johnson’s progress, but confirmed that Johnson’s injury was not a reoccurrence of the hamstring issue that sidelined Johnson during the 2011 regular season.
When asked whether he would miss some practice time, Kubiak stated that the team would be “overly cautious” at this point and would continue to have the team’s doctor’s look after Johnson’s injury. Johnson’s status is listed as day-to-day. Despite the minor setback, Johnson looked healthy and strong during Saturday’s training camp. Notably, Johnson missed OTAs and minicamp due to an arthroscopic procedure on his knee. Stay tuned for additional updates on Johnson’s progress.