Johnson (foot) was sidelined during Tuesday's practice, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.
Johnson is close to a full recovery, but given how early it is in the offseason program, the Texans don't feel the need to rush him back onto the field just yet. The expectation is Johnson will be back in action by the end of the week. He figures to be an important piece of the defensive puzzle this season.
Johnson saw his 2016 campaign come to an early end in October after he suffered a Jones fracture in his foot, marking the second straight year he had suffered the same injury. The 2015 first-round pick is optimistic that he's nearly back to full health after having extensive time off to recover, and though the team may exercise some precaution with him in certain spring drills, the cornerback should be a full go for training camp. Johnson is expected to step into an elevated role in his third NFL season with the Texans losing A.J. Bouye to the Jaguars in March.
Johnson was placed on injured reserve back in October due to a broken foot, and he only recently had surgery. It was originally thought that his foot would be able to heal on it's own, but after a few months it was decided surgery would speed the healing process along. Though it will take him longer to return than initially, Johnson shouldn't miss any offseason programs come April.
Johnson (foot) will not require surgery to heal his season-ending foot injury, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.
Johnson was placed on IR less than two weeks ago due to a fractured foot. While he won't play again this season, the fact he doesn't need surgery means his outlook in the long-term isn't in danger, as foot injuries have an unfortunate tendency to linger.
Johnson (foot) has been placed on the injured reserve.
As expected, Johnson's fractured foot will put him on the IR. Safety Lonnie Ballentine will be activated from the PUP list using his roster spot. Expect Robert Nelson and A.J. Bouye to see additional snaps in Johnson's absence.
|P1||8/9/17||@ CAR||7:30 pm|
|P3||8/26/17||@ NO||8:00 pm|
|2||9/14/17||@ CIN||8:25 pm|
|3||9/24/17||@ NE||1:00 pm|
|Bye: Week 7|
|8||10/29/17||@ SEA||4:05 pm|
|10||11/12/17||@ LAR||4:05 pm|
|12||11/27/17||@ BAL||8:30 pm|
|13||12/3/17||@ TEN||1:00 pm|
|15||12/17/17||@ JAC||1:00 pm|
|17||12/31/17||@ IND||1:00 pm|
|Year||Team||G||Fum||Lost||Fum Forced||Own Rec||Opp Rec||Yds||Tot Rec||TD|