Thomas J. Russo, USA Today Sports

On the first drive of the game for the Houston Texans, starting running back Lamar Miller went down after taking a hit to his lower body.

Miller stayed on the ground, where he was attended to by trainers, who were looking at his left knee. Not long afterward, a cart came out to take him into the locker room.

The way Miller went down and immediately clutched at his knee is not an encouraging sign. Hopefully it’s just a sprain and not something more significant.



If Miller does miss significant time with a serious injury, then recently acquired Duke Johnson’s addition becomes that much more meaningful to the Texans.