610SPOR2 35h_CBSSportsRad_Houston

Sports

Texans’ Thursday Injury Report And Brooks Will Play

By JULIE TAKAHASHI, SportsRadio 610
View Comments
Featured Items

77820352_8Hot Cheerleader - Funny Faces 2014

Small-Wtt6-10s Go Tailgating

136535896 Texans Thursday Injury Report And Brooks Will PlayWATCH: Texans Cheerleaders Take Ice Bucket Challenge

From Our CBS Music Sites

77820352_8If You Get A Call From These Area Codes DON’T ANSWER

77820352_8Signs Your Relationship Is Solid

77820352_8PHOTOS: Maxim's List Of The 50 Hottest Celebs

Sports Fan Insider

Keep up with your favorite teams and athletes with daily updates.
Sign Up
(Photo Credit: Frederick Breedon/Getty Images)

(Photo Credit: Frederick Breedon/Getty Images)

Houston (CBS Houston) – Houston Texans head coach Gary Kubiak gave an injury update Thursday afternoon after practice.

“I hope Keshawn (Martin) practices some tomorrow,” Kubiak said. “If he doesn’t, then Shiloh (Keo) will return punts and Danieal Manning is ready to back and return kicks.”

Martin hasn’t participated in practice this week due to a shoulder injury in Sunday’s 34-3 loss in San Francisco and Martin is also ranked number 1 in kick returns.

Another wide receiver and main weapon for quarterback Matt Schaub missed practice again. Veteran Andre Johnson is now considered a game-time decision.

“He’s just very sore coming off that Baltimore injury, Kubiak said. “He’s been pushing through it for us; it’s just a tough thing to work through. We’re basically giving him Wednesday and Thursdays, getting him going on Fridays and trying to get to game-day.”

Johnson’s shin injury, which he received in the third week against the Baltimore Ravens, seems to be nagging but him missing Wednesday and Thursday’s practice also seems like an opportunity to rest a much needed offensive weapon.

“I would definitely think so,” Kubiak on Andre being a game-time decision. “I might feel different about that tomorrow after I watch him move around but the process we’re going through, I think we have to assume that”

Later Thursday afternoon, the Texans announced that right guard Brandon Brooks will be back Sunday from a toe injury that he suffered against Seattle.

“I feel good,” Brooks said. “It feels real good to get back out there. That’s probably the toughest thing, missing last week. It hurt me a lot to see those guys go out there and battle.”

Four games into the 2013 season, Brooks ranks 40th among 70 qualifiers in Pro Football Focus’ guard ratings.

Follow Julie Takahashi on Twitter: @Julie_Takahashi

LATEST SPORTS STORIES:

View Comments
blog comments powered by Disqus
Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 24,934 other followers