HOUSTON (CBS HOUSTON) – Texans wide receiver Andre Johnson is happy to be back on the Texans practice field after missing the week 15 loss to the Colts after suffering a concussion against the Jaguars the previous week. Johnson has been cleared and barring any setbacks, will play on Sunday versus the Baltimore Ravens.
In what was a scary hit from Jaguars linebacker Tevlin Smith that saw Johnson’s body stiffen up and his helmet pop off. Johnson did not return and was required to go through the league’s mandated concussion protocol.
Johnson felt it looked worse than it actually was.
“I think it was more scary for other people than it was for me,” Johnson said. I talk about it like nothing happened. Everyone else who saw it says that it was a scary moment for them.”
Johnson described the events after the hit. He thought he had lost consciousness, but was told by Texans center Chris Myers than his eyes were open the entire time.
“I felt like I blanked out for a moment” “I felt my body and my arms tense up. I remember everything from it.”
The Texans do face the Jaguars again in the final game of the regular season next week. Johnson said the hit was unfortunate but nothing that was out of the ordinary and that he didn’t expect an apology from Smith.
“I don’t think it was something that was intentionally done. It happens, it was a bang-bang play.” Johnson said. “After I got up off the ground I remember some of their players coming to me just telling me to get better.”
Johnson mentioned that the toughest part of the whole process was not playing in the game versus Indianapolis. He is happy he will be on the field against the Ravens on Sunday.
“You always want to be out on the field playing with your teammates. It’s unfortunate what I had to go through. I’m fine now so I’ll be out there on Sunday.
Alex Del Barrio can be heard on Saturday afternoons on Sportsradio 610. Follow Alex Del Barrio on Twitter: @ADBSportsguy
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