Houston Texans cornerback Kevin Johnson enjoyed a successful rookie season with the team. However, he's slated to have wrist surgery in a few weeks after undergoing surgery on his foot on Wednesday.
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Johnson Undergoing Surgery
Wednesday, Jan. 20
Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reported Johnson is set to undergo foot surgery on Wednesday and will undergo wrist surgery in two to three weeks. Wilson noted that Johnson is expected to make a full recovery in time for offseason practices.
Johnson Hoping to Build on Successful Rookie Season
The Texans wasted no time getting Johnson, their first-round pick in the 2015 draft, on the field for a productive rookie season. He appeared in every game and moved up the depth chart with his first career start at cornerback coming in Week 7 after two starts at safety.
Heading into Week 11, Nathan Jahnke of Pro Football Focus noted Johnson's five passes defensed put him in the top 20 among cornerbacks.
All told, Johnson finished his rookie season with 54 tackles and one interception as the Texans captured an AFC South title and emerged as one of the league's most dominant defenses.
With a successful first season under his belt, Johnson's stock will be trending up in Year 2 as long as he's available when the 2016 season opens.