5 critical factors tied to Gerrit Cole's hamstring

Houston received a scare when Gerrit Cole was scratched from his start earlier this week because of a sore hamstring.

Astros manager A.J. Hinch recently said he expects Cole to be ready to pitch next week, and Cole's injury wasn't serious.

ESPN 97.5's Joel Blank weighs in on when Cole should return to the mound, and why coming back too soon could be a big mistake. Point Blank is presented by Fitz Roofing.

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With reports popping up about the possibility of the Indianapolis Colts making a trade for Lamar Jackson, we discuss how he would change life for the Colts and how that would impact the Houston Texans.

Plus, would the Colts be better off with Bryce Young or CJ Stroud? And better yet, would the Texans be in a better situation with Jackson over drafting a rookie QB?

Also, it's crazy to think that the Texans trading Deshaun Watson could be the catalyst that lands Jackson in Indy.

Be sure to check out the video above as we lay it all out!

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