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David Johnson ruled out with concussion in Week 9

Texans RB David Johnson has left the team’s gam in the first quarter due to a head injury. We break down what it means.

Running back David Johnson of the Houston Texans takes the hand off from quarterback Deshaun Watson in the first quarter against the Tennessee Titans at Nissan Stadium on October 18, 2020 in Nashville, Tennessee. Photo by Frederick Breedon/Getty Images

UPDATE: David Johnson has been ruled out for the rest of the game due to a concussion. Duke Johnson has taken over as the team’s starting running back.

Houston Texans running back David Johnson is being evaluated for a concussion after taking a big hit against the Jacksonville Jaguars, according to ESPN’s Field Yates. He was nailed while trying to haul in a pass out of the backfield in the first quarter of the game. If Johnson can’t return, Duke Johnson could be set up to get a significant bump in snaps and touches as a versatile back capable of contributing on the ground and through the air.