Texans WR Will Fuller questionable to return vs. Colts after suffering hamstring injury
The Houston Texans have gotten their game in Week 7 underway but they may not finish the game with Will Fuller on the field. Just a few minutes into the game, Fuller is questionable to return versus the Indianapolis Colts after suffering a hamstring injury.
Texans announce WR Will Fuller (hamstring) is questionable to return. #Colts
— George Bremer (@gmbremer) October 20, 2019
On the Texans’ first drive of the game, their speedy wideout made his way to the sideline with an injury. It remains to be seen how he injured his hamstring to begin the game. During the week of practice, Fuller had issues with his calf and oblique.
After being a limited participant to start, the fourth-year wide receiver was able to practice in full on Thursday. Therefore, his hamstring injury could’ve stemmed from what ailed him throughout the week.
Unfortunately, injuries have been a constant theme of Fuller’s NFL career. Since being drafted in 2016 out of Notre Dame, Fuller has missed 17 games due to injury. Last year, the big-play threat missed nine games after tearing his ACL.
If Fuller is ruled out, Keke Coutee would likely see an increased workload in the offense. Along with him, Houston still has DeAndre Hopkins and Kenny Stills for Deshaun Watson to throw to.
Additionally, Darren Fells and Jordan Akins have also carved out minimal roles in the passing attack. The team also wants to run the ball more with Carlos Hyde and Duke Johnson.
Regardless, the Texans lose a bit of their offense when Fuller isn’t able to make a difference. This season, the Notre Dame product has caught 33 passes for 444 yards and three touchdowns.