Some bad news out of Baltimore today.
Former Kentucky defensive standout and Houston Texans cornerback Lonnie Johnson was carted off the field with a right foot injury. The Texans are officially listing his return as ‘questionable,’ but considering the Ravens are currently dominating, I’d think it’s safe to say that his day is over.
Lonnie Johnson Jr injured during long run by Lamar Jackson to the Texans 20. Johnson needed to help to get off the field.— Mark Berman (@MarkBermanFox26) November 17, 2019
Texans corner Lonnie Johnson was carted off the field with a foot injury— Aaron Wilson (@AaronWilson_NFL) November 17, 2019
Hopefully, the injury is nothing too serious, but anytime a player is carted off the field there is always some cause for long-term concern.
The Texans are already thin at the cornerback position, and Johnson has done a great job making the most of his opportunities in his rookie season. He has started six of eight games this season while tallying 27 total tackles.
Johnson is considered to have great NFL potential moving forward due to his tremendous size for his position. At 6-2 213 pounds the former second round pick has the chance to play in the league for a long time.
Hopefully today’s injury is nothing serious and Johnson can be back competing sooner than later. His Houston Texans team is 6-3, soon to be 6-4, but still battling for a playoff spot.