Jim Brown-USA TODAY Sports

Houston Texans Infirmary Report: The Kickers Are Banged Up and Nick Martin Update

Update on the Houston Texans injury situation heading into the third week of the preseason.

Updates on the Houston Texans injury situation. 

Nick Novak (Concussion)

Nick Novak suffered a concussion trying to make a tackle on his final kickoff of the game after trying to slow the returner. It was clear something was not right after he laid on the ground. He was slow to get up and was immediately taken to the locker room by team personnel. Novak is now in the concussion protocol. 

Ka'imi Fairbairn (Quad)

There were questions on why Ka'imi Fairbairn did not kick against the New Orleans Saints but now it is clear that he was injured. Fairbairn did kick on Thursday so it will be something to monitor if he starts kicking again when practice starts up and right now he is considered day-to-day.

J.J. Watt (Back)

Bill O'Brien mentioned that J.J. Watt will be back "sooner rather than later" which gives no real insight into any time table. He did mentioned that Watt has picked up the pace on his rehab so that is a positive on a situation that has been kept under lock and key. 

Alfred Blue (Shoulder)

Alfred Blue has missed over a week and a half with a shoulder issue that has kept him out of two preseason games. He is expected to be back this week which will change the depth chart of the running back group. 

Starting Offensive Tackles

Derek Newton (hamstring) and Duane Brown (quad) are still out but progressing and both are not coming back this week. 

Nick Martin (High Ankle Issue)

Bill O'Brien acknowledged that Nick Martin could need surgery on his injured right ankle but it was "too early to say". Martin was rolled up on in Thursday's joint practice with the New Orleans Saints by a running back and was described as a high ankle sprain. Either way, there is something not looking the best if they are determining if surgery is an option. 

http://www.scout.com/nfl/texans/story/1698205-the-rundown-texans-take-a-...

2016 Houston Texans Training Camp Links 

Training Camp Update: Day One | Extended Camp Update (PREMIUM)

Training Camp Update: Day Two | Extended Camp Update (PREMIUM)

Training Camp Update: Day Three Extended Camp Update (PREMIUM) 

Training Camp Update: Day Four | Extended Camp Update (PREMIUM) 

Training Camp Update: Day Five | Extended Camp Update (PREMIUM) 

Training Camp Update: Day Six | Extended Camp Update (PREMIUM) 

Training Camp Update: Day Seven | Extended Camp Update (PREMIUM) 

Training Camp Update: Day Eight Extended Camp Update (PREMIUM) 

Training Camp Update: Day Nine | Extended Camp Update (PREMIUM) 

Training Camp Update: Day Ten

Training Camp Update: Day Eleven Extended Camp Update (PREMIUM) 

Ultimate Training Camp Guide | Alfred Blue Used Wise Words To Continue to Develop His Game | DeAndre Hopkins Holding Out for New Contract Texans Respond to Hopkins Holdout Demands Rick Smith Gets Extension From the Texans | Andre Hal Working on His Mental Approach Hopkins Ends His Hold Out | Derek Newton Out With Hamstring Issue | Osweiler Working to Solidify the Offense | Clowney Knows Expectations in 2016 | DeAndre Hopkins Speaks About His Holdout | Devon Still About His Start At Camp | Tom Savage Growing in the Texans Offense | Stephen Anderson Making Waves in Camp | Braxton Miller Embracing the Grind of Camp | Early Camp Trends to Watch | Jeff Allen Likes What He See With His New Team | Chris Clark on His Return to the Texans | Brian Cushing is Back Healthy for 2016 | Will Fuller is Taking Camp Life Day by Day | Randy Moss Joins Texans Camp | Tevin Jones Is Handling the Learning Curve | Terrance Mitchell Is Trying To Make Houston His New Home | Stephen Anderson Arrived To the Texans With a Little Bit of Luck | Quenton Bundrage Already Understands Life In the NFL | New Approach but Same Kurtis Drummond Kenny Hilliard Making Strides in Year Two The Game Is Slowing Down For  C.J. Fiedorowicz 

State of the Texans Podcast 


State of the Texans Top Stories