Will Fuller arrived in Houston back in 2016. He was a first-round draft pick that year. However, the Notre Dame College graduate has suffered his fair share of injuries over the last four years. He suffered from a broken collarbone in 2017, a torn ACL in 2018, and other injury niggles. All of these have hampered his progress with the Houston Texans.
Fuller posted a decent return of 47 receptions for 635 yards, 196 return yards, and two receiving touchdowns at the end of his rookie season. He underwent surgery earlier this year and hopes to make an impact in the league. The departure of DeAndre Hopkins to the Arizona Cardinals will offer Fuller a chance to prove his worth to the Texans.
Will Fuller looking to step up for the Houston Texans after DeAndre Hopkins’ exit
Will Fuller said he's trying to fix the way he's running to help with injuries: "Just focusing on a lot of mechanical things … fix my posture, just little things that can go a long way if you stay on it throughout the season." pic.twitter.com/USvqSJsun7
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Here is what Fuller had to say about his short-term goals heading into the 2020 season:
“Being injured sucks, but I’m confident. Every time I go back out on the field, I don’t think about what happened last week or if I was injured last week. I always feel like I’m going to have a big game or whatever. I don’t really dwell on injuries and I know they happen, but I always stay confident and just try to do my best to help the team win.
“Obviously with Hop not being here anymore, that’s going to open up things for everybody. He had a lot of targets, so those targets have to be filled up with other guys. We all are going to be able to get it done and I feel like it’s going to be a great season this year,” Fuller said via the team’s official transcript.
Just trying to do my best, says Will Fuller
Fuller further spoke about his recent injury worries. The 26-year old wideout said that he is looking forward to stepping onto the field and continue rehabilitation with his teammates.
“As far as my health, I’m feeling good. The surgery I had at the beginning of the offseason, it’s not bothering me anymore at all. If I can play 16 games, which I believe I will this year, the sky is the limit. I say the same thing all the time, when I’m out there, I just try to do my best to help the team win and wherever that lands me, stat-wise or whatever, at the end of the season, we’ll see when we get there,” Fuller added.