Texans' Johnson to have ankle surgery

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, Last Updated: 4:52 PM ET

HOUSTON -- Houston Texans wide receiver Andre Johnson will undergo surgery on his ailing right ankle some time next week.

The Chronicle reported on Friday that Johnson will have the arthroscopic procedure done at the Methodist Hospital by Dr. Keith Varner -- one of the foremost foot and ankle specialists in the country.

Johnson suffered what was termed a high ankle sprain back in Week 2 against Washington but played through the pain for most of the year. However, he will sit out Sunday's season-finale against Jacksonville.

The eighth-year pro out of Miami-Florida racked up 86 catches for 1,216 yards and eight touchdowns over 13 games in 2010, and earned his fifth career Pro Bowl selection with the effort.

Jacoby Jones is expected to start in Johnson's place.


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