DeAndre Hopkins played through a lot of pain in the second half of the Texans’ 21-7 loss to the Colts in the AFC wild-card round on Saturday.
The Texans’ wide receiver told NFL Network he suffered a grade 3 AC joint sprain in his right shoulder in the first half, but played the entirety of the final 30 minutes of Houston’s loss.
DeAndre Hopkins told me he suffered a grade 3 AC joint sprain in his right shoulder in the first half. played through a lot of pain in the second half. Wouldn’t come out. Needed help getting his shirt on. Couldn’t shake anyone’s hand with his right hand.
— James Palmer (@JamesPalmerTV) January 6, 2019
The pain was apparently so bad, he had trouble getting his shirt on and couldn’t shake anyone’s right hand due to the injury.
Hopkins went to the locker room with training staff before the half but did not miss any time to start the third quarter.
He finished the game with five catches for 37 yards.