The Texans No. 1 overall draft pick suffered a knee injury against Washington, putting the future of the team’s defense for this season in doubt.
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Texans rookie DE Jadeveon Clowney is expected to miss 4-6 weeks after suffering a knee injury.
Clowney, who the Texans drafted No. 1 overall in the 2014 NFL draft after being one of the most dominating defenders in college football history, suffered an apparent torn meniscus against Washington. The recovery time from a surgery like that is typically 4-6 weeks, according to NFL.com.
Texans coach Bill O’Brien didn’t want to speculate about Clowney’s condition after the Texans 17-6 win. “He may miss some time, he may not,” O’Brien said. “Who knows? We’ll know better as the week goes on.”
Clowney has a bit of a history with injuries – several injuries that caused him to miss significant time back in college with the South Carolina Gamecocks. He needed sports hernia surgery in June and just this past preseason suffered an unspecified leg injury and a possible concussion.