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Could Texans RB David Johnson miss the remainder of the season?

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Houston Texans running back David Johnson is on injured reserve for a concussion.

It is not very often that you see a player miss a ton of time from a concussion. Most of the time a concussion takes 7-10 days to get over. David Johnson the former small school standout was placed on injured reserve week 9 for the injury.

Johnson was given a three week break to return, but this should be concerning. When a player misses more than one week for a concussion then you have to start looking at the reason behind it.

Are the Texans just being safe, or is he really suffering from something deeper? Johnson has had injuries in the past that prevented him from playing the game, but never a head injury.

David’s injury history is a wrist, a finger, a back injury, an ankle injury, a knee injury and a hamstring issue throughout his career, according to Sports Injury Predictor.

Johnson had one of the most electrifying rookie campaigns ever in the NFL, but has not returned to form. The Texans traded their star receiver to the Cardinals in exchange for David Johnson. Johnson has yet to return to stardom, but has been having a solid year before the injury.

We just hope and pray that Johnson is able to return this week. He can be removed from the injured reserve this week, but if it is a serious injury they may just keep him on.

Johnson suffered a hard hit from Myles Jack that put him in the concussion protocol. It was not as bad as Jahvid Best hit, but just like Best, the concussion protocol is strict.

Neurologists would never clear him to play again; his NFL career had ended after just 22 games. The Lions officially released Best in July 2013. The team website called it “a sad story.” 

Johnson should be fine, but we are praying he can return.

Damond Talbot

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