Nov 19, 2023; Houston, Texas, USA;  Houston Texans wide receiver Tank Dell (3) jumps in the stands and celebrates his touchdown against the Arizona Cardinals in the second quarter at NRG Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Thomas Shea-USA TODAY Sports

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Recovered from injury and gunshot, Texans WR Tank Dell at OTAs

Houston Texans wide receiver Tank Dell took part in the team’s OTAs on Tuesday, less than a month after he suffered a minor wound in a shooting in Sanford, Fla.

In the incident, Dell, 24, was shot in the leg and hospitalized briefly.

Dell was one of 10 people wounded in a shooting outside of a nightclub, according to media reports from Florida. The Seminole County Sheriff’s Office said none of the victims’ injuries were life-threatening. A 16-year-old was arrested and charged with attempted homicide and other charges.

“Happy for Tank to get back out there. He went through a very tragic situation,” Texans coach DeMeco Ryans told reporters Tuesday. “We’re just happy that he’s here, happy that he’s back out being able to do what he loves doing and that’s playing football. It’s fun to see him running around. Being that same player he’s been before, making plays and being a dynamic player for us. Everyone is excited to see Tank.”

The Texans selected Dell in the third round of the 2023 NFL Draft, and he went on to have a strong rookie season with 47 receptions for 709 yards and seven touchdowns over his first 11 games (eight starts). He suffered a broken leg early in a Week 12 game against Denver and missed the rest of the season.

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