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Houston Texans Injury News: David Johnson Expected To Return Sunday, Gareon Conley Officially Out For Season

The newest injury news as the Texans get ready to host Indianapolis.

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The Texans lost David Johnson when Myles Jack jacked him up on a swing pass against Jacksonville in Week Nine. Johnson was placed on Injured Reserve and missed the last three games with a concussion. Thanks to time and turkey, Johnson is on track to return against the Colts this weekend. Houston will need him. Not as a running back, but as a pass catcher, since Will Fuller has been suspended and Kenny Stills was released.

Remember when Gareon Conley was supposed to be a CB1? I remember. This summer was fun. Since Houston traded for him in 2019 and Conley spent the rest of the season failing to stay on top of routes, chasing back to play the ball, and batting down pass after pass in an unsustainable manner, he’s yet to play another snap in Houston. He had arthroscopic ankle surgery last summer. His was dealing with pain. Did the Texans sign another cornerback to replace Conley in case of an injury? No. They did not. As expected a few weeks ago, Conley definitely won’t play a snap this season. He’s been officially ruled out for 2020.

Conley will be an unrestricted free agent after this season. Great use of a third round pick.

The Colts, who just so happen to be the Texans’ opponent in two days, were whipped up front by the Titans last week. Indianapolis was missing Denico Autry, Bobby Okereke, and DeForest Buckner. Buckner has now been activated from the COVID-19 list and will play against Houston’s interior offensive line on Sunday, which is composed of Max Scharping, Nick Martin, and Senio Kelemete

The Colts will also welcome frustrating rookie running back Jonathan Taylor as well.

To sum up, Houston will probably get David Johnson back to help take some of Will Fuller’s targets. Gareon Conley probably won’t play for Houston ever again. The Colts will get back at least Buckner and Taylor this weekend. I’ll be surprised if Autry and Okereke don’t play as well.

The Texans play the Colts at 12 p.m. this Sunday at NRG Stadium.