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Texans WR Hopkins played through shoulder sprain


Reuters
Updated: 06-01-2019 09:15 IST

Houston Texans wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins told reporters after Saturday's wild-card loss to the Indianapolis Colts he battled a grade 3 sprain of the AC joint in his right shoulder after halftime.

Hopkins hurt the shoulder in the second quarter and headed to the locker room a few minutes before the break, with the Texans trailing 21-0. He finished with five catches on 10 targets for 37 yards in the 21-7 loss.

Asked if he considered sitting out after halftime, Hopkins told reporters, ""No, if I would have a broke leg or something."

The 26-year-old finished the regular season second in the NFL in receiving yards with 1,572 and was named first-team All-Pro, but his least productive game came against the Colts, when he caught just four of 10 targets for 36 yards and a score in Week 4 at Indianapolis.

Hopkins doesn't anticipate requiring surgery to fix the issue.

The sixth-year pro has missed just one game in his career. He almost never comes off the field, having topped 95 percent of snaps played in five straight years, including a career-high 99.1 percent this year.

--Field Level Media

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