Here was an update that just happened today ...
The knee injury that sidelined WR Andre Johnson for the majority of the 2007 season has crept up again, according to the Houston Texans team site. Coach Gary Kubiak announced Monday after the Texans' first OTA workout that Johnson underwent arthroscopic knee surgery after last weekend's minicamp, and the fifth-year veteran will miss the remainder of the team's offseason workouts. The good news is that Johnson should be ready for training camp at the end of July. Johnson was upbeat about the prognosis of his knee. With a sleeve covering his left knee, Johnson explained that his injury is tough to detect just by looking at it.
This is awful news. Johnson has the chance to be the No. 1 recevier in the NFL this year. Last year, Johnson had 60 catches for 851 yardsand eight touchdowns in only seven games because of the knee. If you project his stats over a full season, Johnson would have had 107 catches for 1,514 yards and 14 touchdowns, which would have been second only to Randy Moss. Hopefully for Fantasy owners, Johnson will be 100 percent in 2008.
I was planning on drafting Johnson as my No. 1 wide receiver every chance I could. Will that change now? Probably not, but I want to see what happens in training camp. Hopefully he will be healthy because without him, Owen Daniels will suffer, as will Matt Schaub.