Texans owner Cal McNair says WR Tank Dell will make a full recovery from his gunshot injury

HOUSTON — Houston Texans owner Cal McNair said Monday that receiver Tank Dell will make a full recovery after being injured in a shootout at a Florida restaurant last month.

McNair did not provide details about the nature of Dale’s injury, but the team described it as a “minor wound” the day after the April 27 shooting. Which also injured nine others.

Speaking ahead of the team’s annual charity golf classic, McNair described the situation as “scary” before providing an update on Dell.

“It looks like Tank will make a full recovery,” he said. “We saw him in the office the other day and he looked good and in good spirits. But he’s going to have to rehabilitate and get back to where he was.”

Coach DeMeco Ryans was cagey when asked about Dell, declining to directly answer the question when asked if he expected him to be ready for Week 1.

“The tank should be fine,” he said.

Ryans said he had spoken to Dale several times since the shooting and that they had a “good conversation.”

Later when pressed on whether he would miss training time Ryan deflected again.

“I answered all that about Tank, he’ll be fine,” Ryans said.

Dell was drafted in the third round in 2023 after a standout career at the University of Houston. He had 709 receiving yards and a franchise rookie record with seven touchdown receptions last season before fracturing his left fibula in December.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *