DeAndre Hopkins suffers concussion in Texans' preseason win over Miami

Coach Gary Kubiak: 'He's fine now, he's doing fine, but we're obviously going to put him through the protocol'

Houston Texans' Lestar Jean (18) tries to strip the ball from wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins, right, in drills during the team's NFL football training camp Monday, July 29, 2013, in Houston. (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan)

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Houston Texans' Lestar Jean (18) tries to strip the ball from wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins, right, in drills during the team's NFL football training camp Monday, July 29, 2013, in Houston. (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan)

Houston Texans wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins will likely sit out his team's next preseason game after suffering a concussion during the Texans' 24-17 victory over Miami on Saturday.

The former Clemson star left in the first quarter of the Texans' preseason home opener. According to team reports, Hopkins was hit in the legs after making his second catch of the game, but appeared to have knocked his head on the ground during the play.

He was taken to the locker room and did not return for the remainder of the game.

"He just took a really good shot early," said head coach Gary Kubiak. Kubiak told Texans.com that Hopkins was stumbling and not acting like himself after the hit, so he was taken out of the game for further evaluation.

"He got a concussion," Kubiak said. "I don't know exactly what play it happened on, but I thought something was wrong. He seemed a bit woozy. I told (Wide Receivers Coach) Larry (Kirksey) to get him out of there and then we checked him out.

"He's fine now, he's doing fine, but we're obviously going to put him through the protocol."

The NFL's concussion protocol consists of four components - a baseline cognitive test, a rehab program, and evaluations by an independent neurologist and the team physician. A player will not be cleared to play until he passes all phases.

Prior to the hit, Hopkins had two receptions for 22 yards, including a 13-yard catch from Case Keenum.

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rsb8931#286014 writes:

I sure am glad it was not as serious as it could have been. At least that's what reports seem to indicate. A good rest will do him some good more than likely and get him ready for the regular season which is not too far off.

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