The Houston Texans have been one of the most surprising teams in the NFL this season.
After losing 13 games last season, the Texans have started to turn things around under C.J. Stroud.
They have fought to a 4-4 record on the year, putting themselves in a prime position to make a postseason push.
However, they currently face a difficult barrier to success in the second half of the season.
According to Ari Meirov, the Texans have 23 of their 53 rostered players on the injury report ahead of their Week 10 matchup with the Cincinnati Bengals.
— Ari Meirov (@MySportsUpdate) November 8, 2023
This report has surprised fans, causing them to react accordingly on social media.
Now that right there is an injury list although most of them will likely play
— Cory (@Cory_Hays407) November 8, 2023
This gotta be a record of some sort
— zavdotron (@isreal0916) November 9, 2023
Texans fans on their injury report pic.twitter.com/kt5WAxO1gz
— Tanner Felger (@tanner_felger) November 8, 2023
still don’t know how stroud does it
— Chri$ 𖤐 (@ChrisWithTheW) November 8, 2023
From being genuinely concerned to cracking jokes about the situation, Texans fans seem perturbed by this report.
Other fans across the league used this as an additional talking point towards Stroud and his brilliance thus far.
If he can still perform at a high level without some of his best offensive skill-position players on the field, it will further his chances for Offensive Rookie of the Year.
Brevin Jordan, Nico Collins, Robert Woods, John Metchie III, and Dameon Pierce are all found on the injured list.
While some of these players will likely still play on Sunday, they might not be at full health.
Thankfully for Stroud, his favorite target as of late, Tank Dell, was nowhere to be found on this list.
With any luck, he’ll be fully healthy in this game, ready to contribute to their offense in a big way, especially against a tough Bengals team.NEXT: LeBron James Shared A Moment With Rookie QB Before Rockets Game