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Andre Johnson has hamstring injury, Houston Texans say

October 3, 2011 |  8:29 am

Andre Johnson is expected to undergo an MRI to determine the extent of an injury he suffered Sunday, which the Houston Texans are calling a strained right hamstring.

That doesn't sound like a season-ending injury -- great news for Texans fans, who must have been fearing the absolute worst when they saw their star receiver crash to the ground without being touched after making a catch in the second quarter of a 17-10 victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers.

"The way he went down was deflating because it was like he just got shot, and that scares the heck out of you," Texans Coach Gary Kubiak said. "It's very difficult. He's the leader of our team and has been the leader of this franchise for a long time."

Johnson was on the sideline in street clothes for the second half and did not speak to the media after the game. He had four catches for 36 yards and leads the Texans with 25 receptions for 352 yards and two touchdowns.


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Photo: Houston Texans wide receiver Andre Johnson was injured in Sunday's game against the Pittsburgh Steelers. Credit: Brett Davis / US Presswire