Report: Texans' Johnson may miss three games

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Houston, TX – Houston Texans wide receiver Andre Johnson reportedly underwent a medical procedure on his right hamstring Tuesday and could miss three weeks of action.

The procedure was done to prevent scar tissue from forming around a minor tear, according to the Houston Chronicle.

Johnson was hurt during the second quarter of Sunday's 17-10 win over the Pittsburgh Steelers after catching a short pass and turning upfield. He went down without being hit and immediately grabbed the back of his right leg.

He left under his own power after being examined on the field and walked to the locker room. Later, Johnson appeared in street clothes.

Head coach Gary Kubiak said after the game that it was difficult to lose one of the team's leaders, especially under such circumstances.

On Monday, Kubiak said that the Texans wanted a second opinion on Johnson's injury.

Johnson had four receptions for 36 yards before leaving the game and has 25 catches for 352 yards and two touchdowns in four games this season. He has scored 52 touchdowns and racked up 9,516 yards for Houston since 2003.

The 3-1 Texans host the Oakland Raiders on Sunday afternoon. Houston plays on the road against Baltimore and Tennessee following Sunday's game.


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