Houston Texans: Senio Kelemete’s wrist injury shouldn’t be of concern

Houston Texans guard Senio Kelemete (Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images)
Houston Texans guard Senio Kelemete (Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images) /

Houston Texans guard Senio Kelemete is officially listed as questionable for today’s game against the Chargers. Here’s why the issue isn’t alarming. Look.

The Houston Texans will be taking on the Los Angeles Chargers today as they try to grab their second win of the season.  This game could potentially be an explosion of offense because of the talent that’s on both ends of the gridiron and I certainly would be ready to be around for it.

Last week’s matchup against the Jacksonville Jaguars was one that highly-defensive and the moniker Sacksonville has become relevant for our opponent last week, being able to four on Deshaun WatsonRonnie Harrison and former University of Houston Cougar D.J. Hayden were able to get their first sacks of the season against the Houston Texans.

Calais Campbell was beastly and although he didn’t get any sacks on Watson, he had six pressures on him, including five hurries and one quarterback hit.

Watson will have to deal with Joey Bosa and Melvin Ingram in his side-eye view today as they are as fierce as they come in terms of getting to the QB so let’s hope that he doesn’t take a lot of punishment today.

But speaking of protection, there two guys that are on injured list that are on the offensive line and those two are Laremy Tunsil (ankle) and Senio Kelemete (wrist).  Both were limited in practice this week.

Tunsil is expected to play despite the injury to the ankle last week and it’s anybody’s guess if we’ll see Senio today.

But you know what?  It’s not really of concern because Greg Mancz has returned to full health and should be ready to go today.  This is notwithstanding that Tytus Howard could also be summoned to start — he needs the reps — so there are options available if he isn’t 100 percent.  The versatile offensive lineman that can play either guard or center injured his ankle early in the preseason and has yet to make an appearance this season.  He practiced in full this week so that’s an early indication that things are tuned up with him.

So if Kelemete has to sit out this game, I’m perfectly fine with it so that he can take the time for

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his wrist to heal.

He did not appear in last week’s game because of the injury but he is off to a nice start for the season and let’s hope that it continues.

Pro Football Focus currently has him at a 73.4 offensive, 62.1 pass block and 73.8 run block grade through 64 snaps so far this season.

His pass-block grade is down year-over-year but his other grades are up in just one game of action so let’s hope that it continues.

Kelemete, who signed with the Houston Texans to a three-year, $12 million deal back last season has yielded solid value for the investment that has been made in him.  The depth of the offensive line will only help his performance as the talent around him will lift him up even more.

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We’ll see how this pans out but it’s likely that we see Senio sit this game out as well.

Let’s go Houston Texans!

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