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Houston Texans Injury News: Johnathan Joseph Clears NFL Concussion Protocol

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As the Texans return from the bye, they got some good news about one of their starting cornerbacks.

We're pumped too, J-Jo.
We're pumped too, J-Jo.
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With Kareem Jackson expected to miss extended time with a sprained MCL, today's news that Houston's other starting corner, Johnathan Joseph, has been cleared to return to action after suffering a concussion in the Week Nine loss to the Eagles is music to the ears.

J-Jo addresses the matter:

"I'm thankful for it, the way the league has responded to it, the way they are handling things," Joseph said of the league's five-step process. "Obviously, it gives the player the right mindset - that you're able to go back out there and focus on everything. The do take the proper steps to make sure that safety is first."

The nine-year veteran cornerback, who had never had a prior concussion, suffered his first in Week 9 against the Philadelphia Eagles. According to Joseph, he took a knee to the helmet that caused him to leave the game in the first quarter. He remained on the sideline for the remainder of the game. Kareem Jackson, who also left in the first quarter against the Eagles, has been day-to-day with a reported knee injury.

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