Houston Texans Wide Receiver Tank Dell "Doing Great" After Gunshot Wound

The Houston Texans appear to have avoided a tragedy. Speaking with SportsRadio 610, general manager Nick Caserio revealed that promising second-year wide receiver Tank Dell was "doing great" following "a minor gunshot wound" suffered during a mass shooting in Sanford, Florida.

Per ESPN, Dell was a bystander at a private event over the weekend, during which a gunman wounded 10 people. Dell was treated for his wounds and released from the hospital Sunday. Caserio notes Dell has been "in and out" of the Texans team facilities in the days since.

Dell was spectacular as a rookie for the Texans, averaging an excellent 64.5 receiving yards per game and an efficient 9.5 yards per target over 11 appearances. Along with the emergence of wide receiver Nico Collins and the arrival of 2023 NFL Draft second overall pick C.J. Stroud, Dell spurred a massive turnaround for the Texans last season, lifting them to 22.2 points scored per game (13th in the league) and their first playoff win since the 2019 postseason.

Dell avoiding serious injury should be a major relief for the Texans and their fans. Given his 5'10" and 165 lbs frame, he entered the league already facing serious durability concerns; he went on to miss six regular season games and two postseason appearances due to a fractured fibula. In order to pick up where he left off, Dell will need to avoid further setbacks. Thankfully, it appears this weekend's scare won't hold back his recovery. 

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