Monday, December 5, 2011

Kubiak on Andre Johnson: We’re very fortunate

Earlier on Monday, we brought you Texans owner Bob McNair’s take on Andre Johnson’s status after his latest hamstring injury.

McNair said that he expected Johnson to miss a couple of weeks, but coach Gary Kubiak had a much more optimistic message when he met with the media on Monday afternoon. Kubiak said that Johnson has only a mild hamstring strain and that he’s being considered day-to-day.

“We’re very fortunate,” Kubiak said. “I’ll tell you today he’s day-to-day. I probably can give you a better answer once we give him a couple days here and get to Wednesday, but we do expect him back, and hopefully sooner than later. To answer today, we feel very fortunate.”

Kubiak also had good news to report on the status of linebacker Brian Cushing. He left the game with a knee injury, but Kubiak said that it is just a sore knee and that Cushing is expected to be in the lineup for Sunday’s game.

Not all the injury news was positive, however. Punter Brett Hartmann is done for the season after tearing his ACL while running downfield to cover a punt. The Texans could look to the past and bring back Matt Turk, their punter from 2007-2010, if they choose.

author:  Josh Alper

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