Texans’ C.J. Fiedorowicz, Jaelen Strong exit against Lions

Houston Texans’ tight end C.J. Fiedorowicz left Sunday’s game against the Detroit Lions after taking a hard hit while he was then forced to be evaluated for a concussion, according to the franchise’s public relations department. Additionally, wide receiver Jaelen Strong appeared to suffer a leg injury when he fell on top of running back Lamar Miller.

However, Fiedorowicz returned to the field after apparently passing the league’s concussion protocol.

Fiedorowicz was the recipient of a very hard collision from Lions’ safety Tavon Wilson, who was flagged for a helmet-to-helmet hit. The 25-year-old has been a fairly important part of Houston’s offense this season, having recorded 21 catches for 236 yards and two touchdowns upon entering Sunday afternoon’s matchup.

Fiedorowicz, who played his collegiate football at the University of Iowa, was selected by the Texans in the third-round (65th pick overall) of the 2014 NFL Draft. Up until this season, he had only been used scarcely, catching 21 passes between 2014 and 2015.

Strong had tallied 14 receptions for 131 yards coming into Sunday’s action. The 22-year-old, who played his collegiate football at Arizona State University, was selected by Houston in the third-round (70th pick overall) of the 2015 NFL Draft. He registered 14 catches for 161 yards and three touchdowns during his rookie campaign and looked to have a slightly larger role in the offense this year.

It is also worth noting that Texans’ defensive end Christian Covington has been listed as questionable to return due to a foot injury.

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