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Texans WR DeAndre Hopkins suffered shoulder sprain in first half vs. Colts

DeAndre Hopkins

Houston Texans wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins suffered a shoulder sprain during the first half of his team’s AFC Wild Card Round loss to the Indianapolis Colts on Saturday, according to James Palmer of NFL Network.

Hopkins played through the injury, which he said was a grade 3 AC joint sprain.

After the game was over, Hopkins needed help getting his shirt on and could not shake anyone’s hand with his right hand.

The wideout caught five passes for 37 yards in the defeat.

Hopkins had yet another terrific campaign in 2018, hauling in 115 receptions for 1,572 yards and 11 touchdowns en route to his third Pro Bowl selection.

The 26-year-old, who played his collegiate football at Clemson University, was originally selected by the Texans in the first round (27th pick overall) of the 2013 NFL Draft.

He played in all 16 games during his rookie year, catching 52 passes for 802 yards and two scores. The following year, Hopkins broke out, snaring 76 balls for 1,210 yards while reaching the end zone six times.

Hopkins then made his first Pro Bowl in 2015, registering 111 catches for 1,521 yard and 11 touchdowns.

Overall, Hopkins has made three trips to Honolulu and has a First-Team All-Pro selection under his belt, earning the honor last year after racking up 96 receptions for 1,378 yards and a league-leading 13 scores.

The Texans won 11 games on the year, capturing the AFC South division title for the third time in four years. However, their playoff struggles continued. In 17 years as an NFL franchise, Houston is yet to make it past the Divisional Round.