Andre Johnson being evaluated for concussion after big hit
Andre Johnson left the game against the Jaguars Sunday after taking a big hit.
Houston Texans wide receiver Andre Johnson left the game against the Jacksonville Jaguars Sunday after taking a big hit from linebacker Telvin Smith. Johnson caught a pass in the red zone and nearly had a touchdown when he was hit from the side. The hit knocked the ball loose and knocked his helmet off while Johnson stayed down on the field.
It looked like a helmet-to-helmet hit, with Johnson getting blindsided after a crossing route. He did not move after the hit and his arms were raised slightly off the ground. Johnson was taken to the locker room, where he is being evaluated for a concussion.
The Texans are currently leading the Jaguars, 10-7, in the second quarter. Houston is hoping to keep its slim playoff chances alive, sitting at 6-6 on the season and two games behind the Indianapolis Colts in the AFC South. Johnson is a big part of Houston’s offense, with 65 receptions for 720 yards and two touchdowns on the year. He had four catches for 17 yards Sunday before leaving the game.