Houston Texans: Bradley Roby opens up about his hamstring injury

Houston Texans cornerback Bradley Roby (Photo by Meg Oliphant/Getty Images)
Houston Texans cornerback Bradley Roby (Photo by Meg Oliphant/Getty Images) /

Houston Texans cornerback Bradley Roby has opened up about the hamstring injury that has sidelined him for the past five games. What’s going on?

Houston Texans fans — it’s getting toward the end of the week, a holiday week that is and hopefully this team is starting to get healthier as time goes on.  Last week welcomed the ballyhooed — and surprising return — of wideout Will Fuller back into the fold and this week against the New England Patriots could offer up even more players ready to go.

This week’s matchup will be the most important of the season as a lot of legacies — including Bill O’Brien‘s — are at stake?  Will he be able to beat his mentor for the first time in his career?  With the Pats sitting pretty as the presumptive nominee of the No.1 seed in the AFC with a 10-1 record, the odds are tilting in their favor but you never know until you play the game.

Regardless, it’s going be an action-packed, prime-time, nationally-televised affair on NBC and you just know Deshaun Watson has got something special to show us all over this upcoming holiday weekend.

We don’t know what it is yet but I’m positive he’s working overtime at the practice facility to ensure that his shine is one that not only he but all of us can be proud of.

I can’t wait for it as you should be excited as well as myself.

But speaking of guys coming back online, it’s apparent that cornerback Bradley Roby could be coming back online just in time when the Houston Texans are going to need every weapon possible to try to defeat the New England Patriots.

Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle is reporting that things are trending in the right direction for Roby to make his return back to the gridiron.

He had previously been slated to return against the Baltimore Ravens after the bye week but it’s obvious that the Houston Texans desire to not rush him back because of the reinforcements such as Vernon Hargreaves and Gareon Conley are now available in his stead.

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Roby said that the injury was of major concern and here’s what he told Wilson:

"“I’m feeling a lot better, a lot better,” Roby said Wednesday. “It was very serious. It’s one of those things where the type of injury it was, if you come back too early, you can re-aggravate it, you could miss the whole season. With all that in mind, we’ve just been taking it slow. Thankfully, we’ve been able to keep winning.”"

You can obviously tell that he wants to get back out there to help his teammates but he understands the process of a return from such an injury.

Roby has been limited in practice all week and we’ll have to see his status of participation upgrades before Sunday night.  I’m not going to get my hopes up of seeing him until the final call will be made about his return, which will likely be a game-time decision.  But it’s possible we’ll know before then.

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Let’s hope for the best — go Houston Texans!

Roby has amassed 24 tackles — 22 solos — along with four passes defensed, one forced fumble and one tackle-for-loss through six starts this season.