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Texans CB Johnathan Joseph is questionable to return against the Dolphins

The Houston Texans get another injury to deal with in their secondary. During Thursday night’s game against the Miami Dolphins at home, the Texans saw cornerback Johnathan Joseph exit the contest in the first quarter with an ankle injury and is questionable to return, according to the team’s official Twitter account.

This is another punch in the gut of the Texans’ secondary, which entered the Miami game already without cornerbacks Aaron Colvin and Shareece Wright and safety Andre Hal. Although he’s not placed by the Texans on the injured reserve, Colvin is still expected to be out for weeks due to an ankle injury, while Wright is sidelined with shoulder, hand, and groin issues. Hal, meanwhile, is nursing a shoulder ailment.

Despite suddenly operating with an even thinner secondary following Johnathan Joseph’s exit, the Texans were able to make two huge defensive plays against the Dolphins’ aerial attack in the first half with Julie’n Davenport and Justin Reid each recording an interception off of Miami quarterback Brock Osweiler.

Through the first seven weeks of the season, Joseph has managed to collect an interception and 34 combined tackles.

The Texans headed into Week 8 eighth in the league in scoring defense with just 20.6 points per game allowed. They are also12th against the pass with 237.7 passing yards surrendered per game.