Texans RB Scottie Phillips questionable to return vs. Dolphins due to leg injury

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HOUSTON — The first half of the Houston Texans’ Week 9 match against the Miami Dolphins can be summarized by one word — frustrating. But in the midst of trailing 17-6 at the half, the Texans could be a running back short during the final 24 minutes of Sunday’s game at Hard Rock Stadium.

According to Texans’ PR, second-year running back Scottie Phillips is questionable to return after sustaining a leg injury. Phillips was injured during his lone rush attempt of the game — where he recorded two yards on the pickup.

Phillips’ appearance against the Dolphins was the first time this season the 24-year-old running back performed in back-to-back games for the Texans. The number of snaps he has been able to obtain is the result of Houston moving on from running back Mark Ingram, who was traded to the New Orleans Saints prior to the NFL trade deadline.

“I feel like Scottie [Phillips] is always ready,” starting running back David Johnson said following the trade of Ingram. “He showed out really well in the preseason. I think he just needs his opportunity, and I think he’s going to do well for us when he does have the chance to run the ball or catch the ball or pass pro. I think he’s a good player.”