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Posted at 04:10 PM ET, 10/05/2011

Texans wide receiver Andre Johnson has procedure to repair hamstring tear


Andre Johnson moments before he collapsed Sunday. (Dave Einsel / AP)
Wide receiver Andre Johnson will miss an undetermined length of time after undergoing a procedure to repair a slight tear of his right hamstring.

“All the information we’re getting moving forward is very positive,” Houston Texans Coach Gary Kubiak said. “We’re not putting any timeline on anything right now. We just know everything went well. The doctor feels good about it. Andre feels good about it.”

The procedure was described as minor and Johnson reportedly was doing “great.” The 3-1 Texans lost Johnson in the second quarter of their victory Sunday over Pittsburgh. Houston plays Oakland next. “We’re going to miss him for a period of time,” Kubiak said. “We’re going to have to have some guys step up and play well.”

Jacoby Jones will replace Johnson. Earlier reports had indicated he might miss up to three games.

“We’re probably going to get played a little differently,” Kubiak said. “When Andre’s on your team, everybody tries to take him away. Like I said, we can’t replace Andre. We’ve got to, as a group, try to replace all the production that he adds on the field. That means everybody’s got to pick it up, and we’ll have a chance to prove it.”

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