Houston Texans: Will Fuller’s injury status is now back into question again

Houston Texans wide receiver Will Fuller (Photo by Justin Casterline/Getty Images)
Houston Texans wide receiver Will Fuller (Photo by Justin Casterline/Getty Images) /

Houston Texans wide receiver Will Fuller could miss his fifth game of the season with a hamstring injury. What’s the latest that’s going on?

Houston Texans fans — it’s time for this team to get back to basics and try to win out these remaining three games to grab a hold of the AFC South for yet another playoff berth in the Bill O’Brien era.

I had to let all of my frustrations out in a post I wrote yesterday in regard to the state of this team and if they are really serious about contending.  I know that there are guys on this team that are warriors no matter what — Deshaun Watson for example — but I can’t say that about all of the guys on this team at this moment.

But Watson can’t do it all by himself, he needs the entire team buying in and believing that they can win not only one but two playoff series to show that this franchise is taking not only a step forward but one in the right direction.

Are they going to put up, shut up and stop being the frauds that they are?  We’re about to see what they’re made of over this span and all of us will know what their true colors are outside of the Deep Steel Blue, Liberty White and Battle Red that they wear each Sunday.

Seriously — it’s time to get it done.

But anyway, earlier in today’s presser, the Houston Chronicle’s Aaron Wilson is now reporting that dynamic wideout Will Fuller‘s status is now back into question after being scratched from Sunday’s contest against the Denver Broncos.

It was his 4th game that he has missed this season as a result of a lingering hamstring injury that he can’t seem to shake off no matter what.

Most of us were encouraged with his progress with his seven-catch, 140-yard performance against the Indianapolis Colts a few weeks back but the New England Patriots really keyed in on him the following week, limiting him to just one catch for eight yards.

Still, as we know, when this speedy receiver is healthy, this offense transmogrifies into something special and they’re hard to beat no matter who the Houston Texans are pitted up against.  His absence certainly puts in the damper in the team’s plans to be great and they’ve had to do a lot of it without him in the lineup.

When asked about Fuller, here’s what O’Brien told Wilson:

"“You’re always trying to make decisions in the best interest of the team and we felt like for our team,” Texans coach Bill O’Brien said. “And, for him, that was the decision that was going to be the best decision for the team for that day.”"

When pressed further mentioning that first place in AFC South is on the line, O’Brien just

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responded with a typical “we’ll have to see.”

This is certainly not a good sign when a player should typically be hitting their stride getting ready for a possible postseason.

For the time being, we’re just going to have to assume that Fuller won’t be available and that they’ll have to give it go without him.

His status of being available will now come as more of a surprise than not.  It’s a shame because the Houston Texans have already invested $10.2 million by picking up his 5th-year option for 2020.  You have to wonder if there is some sort of buyer’s remorse when the franchise quickly made that decision this past Spring.

Next. Texans need to put up, shut up and quit being frauds. dark

Let’s keep an eye on this and hope for the best.  So far, DeAndre Hopkins, Kenny Stills and to a lesser extent, Keke Coutee has been carrying the workload.

Fuller, 25, has caught 42 balls for 598 yards — 14.2 yards per reception — and three touchdowns off 62 targets through nine games this season.