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Houston Texans Injury News: Will Fuller To Miss One To Three Weeks

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Stop me if you’ve heard this one before.

Houston Texans v Tampa Bay Buccaneers Photo by Will Vragovic/Getty Images

Will Fuller’s extensive injury history has been well documented here before, so I’m not going to rehash it yet again. All I’ll say is that Fuller’s latest injury, suffered against the Buccaneers two days ago, will keep him out of the Texans’ regular season finale against the Titans on Sunday afternoon and could very well prevent him from playing in Houston’s Wild Card game in the AFC Playoffs a week later. Ian Rapoport reported that the groin tweak “is likely a three-week injury.”

Aaron Wilson says there is “some possibility [Fuller] could return within two to three weeks.”

The Texans simply cannot count on Fuller to suit up week after week. His availability, if it wasn’t already, has to strictly be considered a bonus. Moving forward, Bill O’Brien has to game-plan as though his WR2 won’t be able to play. Fortunately, it seems clear O’Brien recognizes this reality, as this post-game soundbite from Tampa indicates:

Here’s hoping Fuller is able to defy the odds, come back next week for the NFL Playoffs, and somehow remain active and productive throughout a deep postseason run.