Oct 4, 2020; Houston, Texas, USA; Houston Texans running back David Johnson (31) runs the ball against the Minnesota Vikings during the fourth quarter at NRG Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

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Texans place RB David Johnson (concussion) on IR

The Houston Texans placed leading rusher David Johnson on injured reserve as he continues to recover from a concussion sustained last weekend in a win over the Jacksonville Jaguars.

The injury occurred when he was hit on a third-and-3 play with 9:58 left in the first quarter. A pass from Deshaun Watson intended for Johnson fell incomplete and he was slow to get to his feet.

In eight games this season, Johnson leads the Texans with 408 yards rushing, and he’s added three scores. Watson is second in rushing with 197 yards.

Johnson, 28, also has caught 16 passes for 161 yards and a touchdown.

Duke Johnson is expected to start at running back when the Texans (2-6) meet the Browns (5-3) in Cleveland.

In other transactions, the Texans moved inside linebacker Dylan Cole, who has a back injury, to injured reserve and signed running back C.J. Prosise from the practice squad to the active roster.

They also activated safety A.J. Moore Jr. from reserve/injured and elevated linebacker Nate Hall (COVID-19 replacement), defensive tackle Corey Liuget and offensive lineman Greg Mancz from the practice squad.

Players on injured reserve must sit out at least three weeks.

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