Mandatory Credit: Photo by David Zalubowski/AP/Shutterstock (13400510iu) Houston Texans defensive end Jonathan Greenard (52) before an NFL football game, in Denver Texans Broncos Football, Denver, United States – 18 Sep 2022
Houston Texans head coach updates some injury statuses on Monday.
Lovie Smith ended his opening remarks on Monday regarding player injuries from Sunday’s game against the Dolphins in Miami.
“Injury-wise, the guys from yesterday’s game, we’re still evaluating. I said Rex Burkhead was in concussion protocol. Christian Harris went out with a shoulder injury. Derek Stingley still has a mild hamstring, getting better.”
Smith gave this update on DL Jon Greenard:
“I wish I could tell you. I kind of stay with that injury list as much as anything. It’s been a long period of time since Jonathan (Greenard) has been out. Our defensive line did some good things yesterday. I’ve been talking about the things guys haven’t done. I thought Maliek Collins was outstanding with his play. Jerry Hughes has kind of played the same way in most of the games he’s played. Do we need to get a player like Jonathan Greenard back? Absolutely, he’s one of our best players. We need him back out there as soon as possible. Not quite there yet. Hopefully it will be sooner than later.”
Smith also said if Rex Burkhead is unavailable, Eno Benjamin would be next man up:
“He’s the next option. We want to get a look at him. It’s always about the next guy up. Things normally work themselves out where you deserve to get a chance; it happens. He’s been here a couple weeks now. It’s documented what type of football player (he is). If we do need someone else to set up, it’s good to have a player like that in the hole ready to go.”