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Houston Texans Injuries: DeAndre Hopkins Had Wrist Surgery After Season

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The Texan' leading receiver for the 2014 season underwent surgery on his right wrist to repair a torn ligament. Read on for more details.

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Patrick Creighton of CBS Sports Radio 610 reports that DeAndre Hopkins had surgery after the season ended:


Hopkins said he had the procedure to repair a torn ligament in his wrist.  This is the same injury that Hopkins was listed as dealing with on the Texans’ Week 17 injury report.  Hopkins caught only 2 of 6 targets Week 17 vs. the Jaguars for 5 yards.  It was his lowest output of the season.

Hopkins apparently had a pin and rod inserted into his wrist, and has been in a cast, which he said he was having removed ‘today’ (Saturday).

'Nuk said he would be able to resume normal activities in ‘a couple of weeks’.  He called the procedure ‘minor’ and doesn’t expect it to be a concern going forward.

Hopkins finished 2014 with 76 receptions for 1.210 yards and 6 TDs, all career highs, while establishing himself as the Texans’ top receiver.

He had a pin and rod inserted and calls it "minor?!!"  These football players are pretty tough, eh?  Let's hope DeAndre Hopkins and Ryan Mallett become the next hot QB/WR duo of the NFL in 2015 and beyond.

The Texans certainly keep injury details close to the vest until the offseason.  So far we have learned of this wrist surgery for Hopkins, and we also learned that Brian Cushing played several games in 2014 with a broken wrist before having offseason surgery.

What are your thoughts of this news of Hopkins' wrist injury?