Foot Surgery Helps Texans’ Prospects for Next Season

With the Texans out of the playoffs, rookie Kevin Johnson can get career-saving foot surgeryAlright, so the Texans are officially out of the playoffs…which means we can start looking ahead to our Super Bowl prospects for the 2016-17 season! One of the startling developments in last weeks crushing 30-0 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs was the beating taken by rookie cornerback Kevin Johnson, who’d been playing injured for about a month already.

Shortly before the end of the season, team doctors discovered that Johnson had a Jones fracture—a stress injury in the fifth metatarsal bone of his foot. Difficult to heal due to limited blood flow in the area, the injury almost always require surgical repair—only Johnson delayed that surgery until after the Texans playoffs run was over.

Now that his team has been eliminated, Johnson has had a successful foot surgery and is scheduled for a second procedure—this time to heal his broken left wrist—in just a few weeks time.

It’s always exciting to watch our team make its way through post season victories, but as a fan who’s in this for the long haul, I’m glad that this young star can finally get the medical attention he requires. Here’s to a restful, injury-free off season and an amazing starting lineup for next year’s league play. 
Dr. Andrew Schneider
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Dr. Andrew Schneider is a podiatrist and foot surgeon at Tanglewood Foot Specialists in Houston, TX.