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Texans CB Johnathan Joseph out 2-3 weeks with injuries

Johnathan Joseph

The NFL injury bug seems to have developed a fondness for biting the Houston Texans, particularly the team’s secondary unit. Already dealing with a number of hurt bodies on their defense, the Texans are now going to miss cornerback Johnathan Joseph for up to three weeks due to a couple of lower-body injuries, according to John McClain of the Houston Chronicle.

Texans CB Johnathan Joseph suffered a sprained MCL in his knee and a high ankle sprain against Miami. He could be out 2 to 3 weeks. Texans play Denver Nov. 4, have their bye and return Nov. 18 at Washington. Joseph may have to miss only one game.

Joseph hurt his knee during the first quarter of Thursday night’s matchup with the Miami Dolphins at home. He was initially labeled as questionable to return, but upon further inspection, the Texans decided to rule out the 34-year-old veteran for the rest of the game.

Joseph’s injury is another blow to the Texans’ secondary that is also missing the likes of cornerbacks Aaron Colvin, Shareece Wright, and Kayvon Alexander.

The injury is an unfortunate wrinkle in an otherwise fantastic campaign by Johnathan Joseph, who is currently ranked as the 12th-best cornerback by Pro Football Focus.

The Texans extended their win streak to five games after downing the Dolphins, 42-23, but a banged-up roster and a whittled down secondary are working against their chances of prolonging their unbeaten stretch.