Found October 25, 2013 on NFL Injury Report:
Houston Texans head coach Gary Kubiak is watching his underwhelming team deal with more than just a lack of meeting expectations, he is now seeing them fight the injury bug on a daily basis. According to Tania Ganguli of ESPN, Texans’ return man Keshawn Martin is nowhere near 100%, prompting Kubiak to state the following about his second-year wide receiver/return specialist: “I’m a little concerned about him,” Kubiak said. “He did not practice the last two weeks. He took a shot to play in the game, so he toughed it up for his football team. It’s been difficult. I don’t think he’s totally been himself. Some of the moves we may make here in the next couple of days could include us finding somebody who can return kicks too, but I think Keshawn will be better. He’s got two weeks now. He had a very beat up shoulder coming out of the game two weeks ago. I think he’s giving up for his team.” While the Texans believe that Martin will be fine after their bye week, it hasn’t stopped them from exploring options, as Kubiak alluded to. The Texans have brought in former Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Mike Thomas for a workout, potentially looking to him to fill the void created by Martin’s shoulder problems. In 2012, Martin averaged 12.1 yards per punt return – that number dropping drastically in 2013 – now coming in at 4.6. For a team that has struggled to put together wins, field position is a must. will keep you updated with more developments, should they occur.

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