Coach still keeping his cards close to his chest about his side for week six.
If it was up to Houston Texans receiver Andre Johnson he would be starting this weekend when his side tackle the St Louis Rams.
However, his is not the final call to be made on his playing status.
Houston coach Gary Kubiak is still calling Johnson a game-time decision as he prepares to try and lift his 2-3 side back to .500.
Johnson suffered a shin injury three weeks ago when his side played the Baltimore Ravens, and has battled on since in spite of the pain.
When asked if he though he was right to suit up against the Rams he replied: “Yeah, I don’t see why not.”
“Today I felt a little better than I felt last week.
“At times, after watching the game last week at times you could see I was dragging my leg. Today out there in practice I felt like I got my range of motion and stuff back a little bit. That’s how I’ve felt so far.
“To be honest I didn’t think it’d be around this long,” he said. “It’s part of it. Had a lot of fluid on the shin. That’s what’s slowed down the healing process, I had a lot of fluid. … They give you anti-inflammatories and stuff like that. After the Seattle game, my leg was pretty big. I woke up the next morning surprised at how big it was.”
Since suffering the injury Johnson has managed mixed output from each game.
Against the Ravens he five receptions for 36 yards, in week four in his side’s loss to the Seahawks he reeled in nine passes for 110 yards while last round, a thumping 34-3 loss to San Francisco, Johnson had just three catches for 39 yards.
To date on the season Johnson has 407 yards on 37 receptions but has yet to add a touchdown to his stat line.