Houston Texans’ OJ Howard is back with teammates after surgery to repair ACL injury

The Houston Texans are hopeful that OJ James Howard will be back on the field in time for Week 4, the team announced Friday.

The 6-foot-5, 265-pound linebacker missed all of training camp after tearing his left ACL in Week 2.

Howard missed the Texans’ Week 2 loss to the Atlanta Falcons after being limited to four tackles.

The Texans announced Friday that he will be sidelined indefinitely while undergoing surgery to fix the anterior cruciate ligament injury he sustained in Week 3 against the Minnesota Vikings.

Howard also tore his left knee in the first quarter of that game.

The Houston Texans announced Thursday that they placed LB OJ Miller on injured reserve with a sprained left ankle.

Miller missed the entire 2015 season with the Browns and was waived after the season.