This sucks, man. Will Fuller tore his ACL last Thursday night against the Dolphins on a downfield heave that ended in defensive pass interference. Fuller was in the middle of a breakout season. He had a catch rate of 71.1%, 503 yards, four touchdowns, and was proving himself to be more than a cute downfield receiver. He was becoming a monster, a more than a perfect compliment to DeAndre Hopkins.
There’s more news about his torn knee. He will have surgery this week to repair it, and he should be back by training camp next year, as reported by ESPN. The whole recovery process takes somewhere between six to nine months.
Under this timeline, Fuller, 24, is expected to be ready at some point during next summer’s training camp.
The other big injury news is about Johnathan Joseph. The Texans’ age-is-just-a-number cornerback was rolled up on by Jadeveon Clowney and was pulled out of the game against Miami. It’s now known that he suffered a knee and high ankle sprain that will cost him weeks. He’ll be out against Denver, but could possibly return following the bye against Washington. Hopefully, J-Jo gets back out there soon. He’s the team’s best cornerback and vital to a pass defense that can already barely cover anyone. At least Denver is 20th in pass offense DVOA and hasn’t gotten the Minnesota version of Case Keenum so far.
Joseph will miss at least a few weeks after an MRI revealed a sprained medial collateral ligament in his left knee and a high-ankle sprain, John McClain of the Houston Chronicle reports.
Joseph suffered the injuries during Thursday’s win over the Dolphins. Although he’ll miss multiple weeks, Joseph in fact may only miss one game. He won’t play in Denver on Nov. 4, and then it’s the team’s bye week before the schedule resumes Nov. 18 against Washington.
But wait, there’s more! Zach Cunningham was pulled from the Miami game too. His injury was a minor knee sprain. Nothing official has been released, though it sounds like he should be able to play this week.
#Texans LB Zach Cunningham is believed to have suffered a knee sprain that knocked him out last night, source said. MRI today, but the thought is it’s not serious.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) October 26, 2018
That’s all we got as the Texans get ready to play the Broncos this Sunday at 3:05 p.m.