Most Texans recovered from injuries over bye week

Updated: October 6, 2003, 8:05 PM ET

HOUSTON -- The Texans healed their many wounds over the bye weekend and expect to be nearly full-strength for their next practice Wednesday, except for one glaring exception.

After the team's Monday workout, coach Dom Capers said he believed everyone except Pro Bowl cornerback Aaron Glenn would be on the field Wednesday.

"I would say he would not work on Wednesday," Capers said. "He is better than he was last week. If he's not able to go by Friday, I would say he would not play."

Glenn suffered a strained groin in the first quarter of the Texans' 24-20 victory over Jacksonville on Sept. 28. He definitely wouldn't have played last weekend if the Texans (2-2) had a game, Capers said, and his status remains in serious doubt for this Sunday's trip to AFC South rival Tennessee (3-2).

Like Capers, Glenn wasn't able to offer a timetable of his readiness to return.

"My situation? It's a situation nobody wants," Glenn said. "Nobody wants to get hurt. I'm getting treatment, but hopefully it's going to come around pretty quick. Am I improved to say I can play this week? I don't know."

Monday's workout was moved indoors when a thunderstorm with lightning crept by more than an hour into the drills.

Otherwise, the injury front is looking sunnier than the weather for Houston. Milford Brown returned to practice after missing the last two games with a knee sprain, though Capers wouldn't say whether Brown would return to the starting lineup or whether Todd Washington would keep playing left guard.

About one-fifth of the roster was dealing with various twists, pulls and bumps suffered before or during the Jacksonville game, making the bye week quite welcome. Among them was Pro Bowl defensive end Gary Walker, who missed the first two games with an injured left shoulder and had to wait until the Jacksonville game for his first start.

"I feel good. I'm ready to play," said Walker, who played for the Titans franchise for four years, including its last two seasons as the Houston Oilers. "I just hope everybody got recharged and ready to go for the rest of the marathon."

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