Silence overtook the field when Texans Pro Bowl receiver Andre Johnson went down with a hamstring injury during the Week 4 game against the Steelers at Reliant Stadium.
Johnson underwent surgery two weeks ago and told SportsRadio 610 Tuesday morning that he’s ahead of the typical rehabilitation schedule for this prodecure.
Johnson says having to be just a spectator for the Texans 29-14 loss to the Ravens on Sunday is frustrating. He’s been doing some running this week and continues to progress daily.
“I’m headed in the right direction,” Johnson said. “I just want it to heal faster. Right now it’s still weak; it’s not as strong as it use to be.”
The Texans (3-3) have lost two in a row without Johnson and would like to see him back on the field soon, but the long-term goal for Johnson is to have this injury put behind him completely. Since he’s unable to run at full speed, it’s unlikely he’ll be able to play during Sunday’s game against the Titans in Tennessee.
“They say it could take up to six weeks at the most,” Johnson said. ”But I don’t think it will take me that long.”
Johnson says this injury might have stemmed from an old injury he’s dealt with for a long time. He suffered pain behind his knee, but he says the recent surgery to his hamstring has even cured him of the knee pain.