Texans likely Johnson-less

MIKE RUTSEY, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 10:11 AM ET

The Houston Texans, who were flattened by the Cowboys in the big showdown in Houston last Sunday, will probably be without one of their main weapons this Sunday when they head to the West Coast to take on the Oakland Raiders.

Andre Johnson, quarterback Matt Schaub's No. 1 target and one of the best receivers in the league, will be iffy for the game due to an ankle sprain he first suffered during Week 2 against Washington. Johnson re-injured his right ankle when tackled following a catch in the Cowboys game.

Although Johnson came back to play in Sunday's loss, he was a non-factor and didn't make another catch.

"Ankle-wise, I re-aggravated the high ankle sprain that I had and we're going to do the same thing we did last week as far as treatment and see what happens," Johnson said at the time. "I'm not worried about my ankle."

But apparently the Texans are, and they will play that cat-and-mouse game regarding the extent of the injury up to Sunday's game. "he will be day-today and we will be smart with Andre Johnson," Houston coach Gary Kubiak said. "We've got a long way to go."

But with Johnson being one of the Texans' top offensive threats, the smart bet is he won't play.


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