Playing through pain: Wide receiver Andre Johnson will have an MRI on his right ankle on Friday morning. Johnson re-aggravated a high-ankle sprain on the Texans’ second play of the game after being tackled by his facemask.
The pain was so bad that Johnson had to go to the locker room for a painkilling injection in the second quarter. He finished with six catches for 149 yards in a gritty performance.
“I don’t know how bad it is. It’s numb right now,” Johnson said after the game. “When I was playing before I came in (to the locker room), I was limping when I was out on the field, and I told them that I needed to do something if I was going to continue to play. We came in and numbed it up. When I came back, I looked like a new person. The rest of the game, I felt fine.”
Johnson originally sprained his ankle in Week 2 against the Redskins. He was not listed on the injury report this week for the first time since suffering the injury.
“I’m not really worried about it,” Johnson said. “Just from the diagnosis the doctor took, he said he thinks that I just re-tweaked it, and we’ll find out in the morning.”