Andre Johnson Officially Pulls Out of 2010 Pro Bowl With Ankle Injury
The announcement by the Houston Texans made official what had been assumed for the last several weeks, Johnson -- who was selected to his fifth Pro Bowl in eight NFL seasons late last month -- would not play after having missed the last two games of the regular season with an ankle injury.
Johnson, considered by many the NFL's top wide receiver, fought through 13 games this season with the aftereffects of a high-ankle sprain sustained in a Week 2 victory over Washington.
Johnson was voted a starter to this year's Pro Bowl, catching 86 passes for 1,216 yards and eight touchdowns.
He was scheduled to undergo arthroscopic surgery the week after the regular season, one that ended with the Texans losing eight of their final 10 games.
Running back Arian Foster and fullback Vonta Leach also made the Pro Bowl for the Texans, with the game scheduled for January 30 in Honolulu, Hawaii.
Quarterback Matt Schaub, defensive end Antonio Smith and strong safety Bernard Pollard were selected as alternates.