Coutee hopeful about return
Texans rookie wide receiver Keke Coutee expressed optimism about the chance that he’ll return because his hamstring injury has been improving.
Texans coach Bill
O’Brien concurs with that positive assessment, but he indicated Coutee will still likely be a game-time decision Sunday against the Indianapolis Colts.
The fourth-round draft pick from Texas Tech has been limited in practice this week and is questionable on the injury report.
“I think he’s trending upward,” O’Brien said Friday.
Coutee has dealt with three hamstring injuries this season. He aggravated the injury against the Tennessee Titans and was held out of the game against the Cleveland Browns.
Operating as the Texans’ slot receiver, Coutee has caught 28 passes for 287 yards and one touchdown. However, he’s played in just six games with two starts.
“It’s very frustrating because this is my third one,” Coutee said. “I’ve never been through anything like this. Just trying to get over the hump. It’s a difficult injury to come back from.
“They’re all different, but it’s probably one of the worst things to have happen to have a soft-tissue injury. You feel good one day and then stuff happens.”
Coutee is more upbeat about his status this week, though.
“I’m feeling better,” he said. “I’m feeling real good right now. We’ve got down to what the problem is. We’re addressing it right now.”
In six games with two starts, Texans wide receiver Keke Coutee (16) has caught 28 passes for 287 yards and one touchdown.