Texans HC Bill O’Brien announced that No. 1 overall pick Jadeveon Clowney underwent surgery on his MCL Monday and will be out four-six weeks, per Tania Ganguli.
ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that Texans rookie OLB Jadeveon Clowney has a meniscus tear.
- Ian Rapoport confirms that Clowney has a meniscus tear and adds that he will undergo surgery on Monday.
Albert Breer reports that Texans No. 1 overall pick Jadeveon Clowney sustained an MCL injury during Sunday’s game.
- According to Breer, Clowney could be sidelined for “a while.“
- Jason Cole reports that the “worst case scenario” for Clowney is he’s out 4-6 weeks.
- The Texans will know more after more testing is completed on Monday.
It was reported during the game that Clowney was forced to leave with a knee injury, so this fits with the general expectation.
If it ends up being just an MCL injury, the Texans should feel pretty fortunately given that an ACL injury would likely end his rookie season.
Houston has some depth behind Clowney at outside linebacker with former first-round pick Whitney Mercilus.
We’ll have more updates as the news is available.