Conley (ankle) will need to get a second surgery on his ankle and will miss the rest of the season as a result, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports. Conley will end up spending the entire 2020 season on IR after originally getting arthroscopic surgery in January. His fifth-year option wasn't picked up prior to this season, so Conley will be a free agent heading into the 2021 campaign.
Coach Romeo Crennel said Monday that Conley (ankle) is still "not working" and that he doesn't "know where [a possible return] stands," Aaron Reiss of The Athletic reports. Conley has spent the entire 2020 season on IR while recovering from January ankle surgery. The fact that a timetable for his return remains uncertain as of Week 10 is enough to shed doubt on his chances of playing at all this year. Houston's secondary could certainly use Conley's help, as the unit is allowing 256 passing yards (22nd worst in the league) and 30.2 points (29th) per game.
Coach Romeo Crennel said Conley (ankle) still doesn't have a clear timeline to return to the lineup, Aaron Reiss of The Athletic reports. "He's had second opinions," Crennel said. "But they haven't been able to pinpoint anything definite." Conley is struggling to get healthy after undergoing August ankle surgery, and it appears it will be a few more weeks before Conley returns to practice and is designated to return from IR. He's served the minimum three-week stint on IR and is eligible to return to action at any point. The Texans could use the help -- their defense ranks 26th with 30.3 points allowed per game -- although there's a decent chance Conley won't be a starter upon return.
Coach Bill O'Brien said Wednesday that he doesn't anticipate Conley (ankle) coming off injured reserve this week, Sarah Barshop of ESPN.com reports. Conley is technically eligible to return to the active roster ahead of Sunday's game against the Vikings, but it appears as though he's still working his way back from January ankle surgery. The fourth-year pro is expected to handle a depth or rotational role at cornerback when available.
The Texans placed Conley (ankle) on injured reserve Monday. Conley started training camp on the PUP list since he had ankle surgery in January, but he didn't miss practice after being activated on Aug. 10. According to Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle, Conley has struggled in his return from injury and was expected to lose the starting job to Lonnie Johnson anyway, so the Texans hope a few weeks of rest can help Conley fully recover. He'll be eligible to return Oct. 4 versus the Vikings.
|* indicates player did not play that week|
|5||10/10||New England Patriots||32|
|8||10/31||Los Angeles Rams||23|
|12||11/28||New York Jets||26|
|16||12/26||Los Angeles Chargers||7|
|17||01/02||@San Francisco 49ers||8|