Andre Johnson May Miss Up To Five Weeks Or More With His Injury

He may be out longer

Andre Johnson caught his fourth pass of the game on Sunday and began running to gain more yards until without being tackled he collapsed by himself. Watching him hit the ground fans, fantasy owners, coaches, and players held their breaths. At first glance and even with replay the fall that Johnson had definitely showed an injury but even worse; a torn ACL or MCL.

That’s what it looked like at the first couple glances, however luckily for Johnson and the Houston Texans organization after several tests and an MRI they would find out that it wasn’t a torn ACL or MCL and that Johnson would return this season. The question was; how long?

The injury would be revealed as a hamstring injury and that Johnson would have to undergo surgery and the recovery time would be two to three weeks. Though more reports would come out later saying that Johnson did have surgery and that he was going to be healthy within three weeks and that the target date is October 30th week 8 against the Jacksonville Jaguars. However nothings certain as unfortunately setbacks can happen especially with hamstring injuries, just ask his teammate Arian Foster.

Foster who has been dealing with a nagging hamstring injury all season long has finally appeared to have overcame it after his last week performance of 155 yards and a touchdown off of 30 carries.

The injury took about over five weeks total to recover from for Foster and who knows it may not even be fully healed. So for Johnson a two to three week time table is just an educated guess.

Facing the facts and looking at reality the injury will probably last about four to five weeks until Johnson is fully recovered, at least that would be the smart approach. Though we can’t compare this injury to Foster’s because we don’t know if there similar, yes they are both hamstring injuries but they could be different tears that are/were in them.

Now if Johnson was to take the same approach as Foster and post a picture of his MRI up on twitter too then we would know. But as of right now @Johnson80 hasn’t posted any MRI’s or any tweets at all.

Expected Recovery Time: Five weeks; putting a target date for their game against Cleveland or Tampa Bay. But with a week 11 bye the Texans could take the safe approach and hold him out an extra week. But sitting at 3-1 and tied for first place in their division the Texans are fine for now but depending on how their next couple games go, they might have to rush their star player back as soon as possible.

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Chris Johnson Play’s Like The Best And Get’s Paid Worst Than The Rest

What more does he have to do?

Since coming into the league in 2008 Chris Johnson has never rushed for under 1,000 yards in one season. To be exact, he’s never rushed for under 1,228 yards in a season, a career milestone for some running backs. In 2009 Johnson did something that only four players had ever did; rush for 2,000 plus yards in one season. To make it even better, he guaranteed it before he did it, something that no one had ever did. Since coming into the league in 2008 Johnson has established himself as one of the best if not the best running back in the NFL, except he hasn’t been treated like one.

$10.72 Million, $8.6 Million, $7.2 Million, $7.05 Million, $5 Million, $4.9 Million, $4.05 Million, $3.35 Million, and $3 Million are how much some of the top running backs in the NFL will make this upcoming season. (In order, Adrian Peterson, DeAngelo Williams not including a $16 Million signing bonus, Steven Jackson, Darren McFadden, Michael Turner, Frank Gore, Maurice Jones-Drew, Jamaal Charles, and Cedric Benson not including $2 Million in incentives) All of them, top running backs in the NFL and all of them scheduled to make more than Chris Johnson this up-coming season.

Now don’t get me wrong they all deserve their money because their all good running backs and they have earned it. However, Chris Johnson deserves this type of money too, 4,598 yards rushing in three seasons including one 2,000 yard season but only scheduled to make $800,000 this upcoming season, shoot I would hold out too.

Many fans, analysts, and some of the rest of the general public have been complaining about Johnson’s holdout with comments like, suck it up and stop complaining and just shut up and play. Well to his defense he should be holding out, he shouldn’t be playing because he deserves more money, 4,598 yards rushing in three years is just un-believable. Those numbers are numbers that some players would get in five years, maybe even more.

Well enough was enough today as Johnson responded to all of the negative comments saying on twitter, “Can these fake Titan fans STFU on my timeline I don’t have a regular job so don’t compare me to you and I can care less if you think I’m greedy.”

Well Johnson responded so I think I will too, $4.6 Million Joseph Addai, $3.34 Knowshon Moreno, $2.5 Million Reggie Bush, $2.5 Million Ryan Grant, and $1.25 Million LaDainian Tomlinson, all running backs that Chris Johnson is clearly better than.

Yet it gets even worse than this…check it out if you don’t believe me.

$5 Million including a $7.85 Million signing bonus Brandon Jacobs

$4.09 Million Ryan Mathews

$2.8 Million including $6 Million through incentives Jonathan Stewart

$2.61 Million Michael Bush

$2.375 Million Willis McGahee

$2.3 Million including a $500,000 signing bonus Marion Barber

$2 Million Earnest Graham

$1.96 Million including $2.9 Million in incentives Jahvid Best

$1.9 Million Thomas Jones

$1.85 Million Mark Ingram

$1.835 Million Mike Tolbert

$1.835 Million BenJarvus Green-Ellis

$1.8 Million including a $2 Million signing bonus as well as another $2.8 in incentives Beanie Wells

$1.75 Million Fred Jackson

$1.625 Million Maurice Morris

$1.2 Million Tim Hightower

$1.14 Marshawn Lynch

$1 Million Felix Jones

$1 Million not even including incentives Ricky Williams

$941,075 Toby Gerhart

Then even worse…

$3.125 Million for the fourth string running back Chester Taylor

Looking at those players names you see backups, washed up players, players who don’t even see the field, and very few starters all of them making more money than one of if not the best running back in the NFL. So Chris Johnson you hold out as long as you want because it’s not greedy, it’s not selfish, it’s not self centered, it’s not any of that, it’s just right.

P.S. don’t even get me started with the other positions, because that’s even worse, for example $3 Million, Billy Volek.

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