MINNEAPOLIS – By the time it was all said and done, the Texans had lost just as many players to injury in the 31-13 loss to the Vikings as star wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins had receptions.
That’s not a good stat to have be equal.
Five key players were forced to leave early for Houston: S Quintin Demps (calf), CB Johnathan Joseph (concussion), TE Ryan Griffin (neck), G Jeff Allen (concussion) and LB Brian Peters (quad) were unable to finish the game.
Griffin’s injury appeared to be the scariest of them all. The fourth-year tight end out of Connecticut went to make a tackle after a Brock Osweiler interception.
The impact of the collision forced him to stay on the ground for several minutes before doctors were able to stabilize him and help him walk off the field.
He was later taken away on a cart.
Joseph and Allen will have to clear the concussion protocol before returning to the field.
The Texans were already hurting in the secondary as Kareem Jackson sat the game out with a hamstring injury he suffered in the Week 4 win against Tennessee.
Texans host the Colts on Sunday night, October 16th.