Andre Johnson says he'll play Sunday

October, 11, 2013
10/11/13
3:05
PM ET
HOUSTON -- While Texans coach Gary Kubiak is still calling receiver Andre Johnson a game-time decision, Johnson said he will play.

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"Yeah," Johnson said. "I don't see why not."

He shed a little more light on the shin injury Friday when he spoke for the first time this week. Johnson originally suffered the injury in Baltimore three weeks ago.

"Today I felt a little better than I felt last week," Johnson said. "At times, after watching the game last week at times you could see I was dragging my leg. Today out there in practice I felt like I got my range of motion and stuff back a little bit. That's how I've felt so far."

Johnson said he did a little bit more on the stationary bike this week. He also did more pool work.

"To be honest I didn't think it'd be around this long," he said. "It's part of it. Had a lot of fluid on the shin. That's what's slowed down the healing process, I had a lot of fluid. ... They give you anti-inflammatories and stuff like that. After the Seattle game, my leg was pretty big. I woke up the next morning surprised at how big it was."

Johnson said the fluid built up in such a way that it couldn't be drained. It was the first thing he asked. Sounds as though he's now feeling better than he has during the course of the injury.

Tania Ganguli

ESPN Houston Texans reporter

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