Texans: Walter injury not that bad

September, 12, 2011
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Sunday, John Clayton was among those reporting that Houston receiver Kevin Walter was out 10-12 weeks with a broken collarbone.

Monday, Gary Kubiak said that report was erroneous, and that Walter is merely dealing with a significant bruise.

“Good news,” Kubiak told Houston reporters Monday afternoon. “I just got done talking to our doctors. It has been reported that Kevin had a fracture. He does not. He does not have a fracture. It’s being treated as a bad bruise right now and we should know more here in a couple days. He’s obviously probably going to miss a few days and we’ll see where he’s at middle of the week and end of the week, but he does not have a fracture. That’s good news. [Derrick] Ward has a sprained ankle and he’ll be day-to-day.”

Even with the good news, Kubiak said the team would look at some receivers Tuesday. With Andre Johnson, Walter, Jacoby Jones and Bryant Johnson the team currently has just four on the 53-man roster.

“If all is said and we’re here Wednesday and we think Kevin is going to be fine, we maybe can continue to survive another week, but we’re going to look at some guys here tomorrow,” he said. “Obviously, we’ve got a couple guys on our practice squad that we could possibly move up, but we’d like to have at least four of them healthy going into each week, so we’ll see.”

Walter is a reliable and underrated piece to the Texans offense. It’s good news for the team that there is good news on him.

Paul Kuharsky | email

ESPN Tennessee Titans reporter

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