The Houston Texans Friday injury report shows several players trending in the right direction but it’s still unclear as to whether or not rookie linebacker Jadeveon Clowney (knee) will make his triumphant return to the field Monday night against the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Clowney, who has missed the last five games with a knee injury, practiced on a limited basis Friday after not participating at all Thursday. For what it’s worth, a few of the Texans beat writers reported Friday afternoon that they would be shocked if Clowney plays Monday night.
Sitting out Friday for the Texans were cornerback Darryl Morris (ankle) and center Chris Myers (not injury related). Myers is a new addition to the injury report but is expected to be back at practice Saturday.
Limited Friday were Brian Cushing (knee), wide receiver Andre Johnson (ankle), cornerback Johnathan Joseph (knee), linebacker Mike Mohamed (calf), linebacker Brooks Reed (groin) and linebacker Jeff Tarpinian (knee).
Practicing fully Friday were guard Brandon Brooks (illness), running back Arian Foster (groin), wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins (hand), defensive end Tim Jamison (groin), tackle Derek Newton (elbow) and defensive end J.J. Watt (thigh).
The Texans are expected to practice Saturday and then fly to Pittsburgh later in the day.