Andre Johnson Dislocates Finger During Practice


The NFL season has barely just begun — some players have yet to even practice because of ongoing contract negotiations — but already a major talent has injured himself.

Texans wide receiver Andre Johnson, arguably the best wideout in the game, left practice on Tuesday "with a dislocated left index finger," according to a tweet from ESPN's Adam Schefter.

According to The Associated Press, Johnson dislocated the finger while attempting to make a leaping catch during a slant route.

Schefter said the 6-foot-3 Pro Bowler's "status is uncertain."

While the dislocation is likely not serious, and will likely have no effect on Johnson's season, the last thing a wide receiver wants is a lingering finger injury.

The Texans made Johnson the highest paid receiver in NFL history last summer after he had 101 receptions for 1,569 yards and nine touchdowns in 2009. Last season, despite missing three games, Johnson racked up 1,216 yards on 86 receptions, scoring eight touchdowns.

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