The lumbar muscle strain scenario which I mentioned above was essentially the only injury that I felt consideration for return near the beginning of the season would possibly
fit..........and then it would not be a given. It turns out that this is indeed the actual diagnosis.......not a disk as initially reported. That, at least, is some better news than expected.
Texans’ Cody likely to miss Saturday’s game with lower back strain
Posted on August 13, 2012 at 3:18 pm by John McClain
Shaun Cody, right, believes he will be ready to play in the season opener. (Brett Coomer/Chronicle)
Texans nose tackle Shaun Cody said after practice Monday that he has a lower back strain and will continue to undergo treatment.
Cody said there is no timetable for his return. He’s not likely to play against San Francisco on Saturday.
Asked if he’s certain he will be ready to play in the season opener against Miami, Cody said, “without a doubt.”