Andre Johnson injured once again

Andre Johnson injured once again
September 22, 2013, 6:30 pm
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Andre Johnson talks about his bruised shin

For the second straight game Andre Johnson was unable to finish the game.

On Sunday, Johnson suffered a badly bruised shin in the first half of the Texans' 30-9 loss to the Ravens. Johnson doesn't know how he suffered the injury. He was not sure if he was kicked or if a helmet injured him. He knew he was injured when he was in pain getting up off the ground. Johnson left the field late in the second quarter to undergo X-rays, which came back negative. He returned for a few plays on the team's final drive of the half. 

"I went back on the field, still limping," Johnson said. "I couldn't play the way I wanted to play. Even if I was out there, I feel like I couldn't contribute the way I can."

Johnson returned to the field for the Texans' opening drive of the second half, and on the first play caught a pass for 12 yards. Johnson left shortly after for good. He said after the game that if you watch the tape, you'll see that he wasn't himself running out there.

"I watched him the first play -- we threw the ball the first play and I wanted to see him run," Texans head coach Gary Kubiak said. "I did not think he could run the way he needs to play, so we took him out."

Johnson caught five passes on six targets for 36 yards. After the first two games of the season, Johnson was tied for the NFL lead with 20 catches to go along with 222 yards.

Johnson will receive another X-ray and a MRI Monday back in Houston. Johnson also says he doesn't think he'll miss next week's game against the Seahawks and added that he's going to do everything that he can to be ready to go for Seattle. 

Johnson was knocked out of the Titans game in Week 2 with a concussion after getting hit by Bernard Pollard, but he said he wasn't feeling any affects from his concussion in Sunday's game against the Ravens.