This is obviously concerning, considering that Clowney previously had a scope and microfracture surgery on right knee as a rookie.
Clowney put together an impressive breakout season for the Texans in 2016, but his injury history will always be a concern for him.
Clowney, 23, is a former No. 1 overall pick of the Texans back in 2014. He’ll be entering the final year of his four-year, $22.272 million contract but the Texans can pick up his fifth-year option in the coming months and ensure he’s under team control through the 2018 season.
In 2016, Clowney appeared in 14 games for the Texans and recorded 52 tackles, six sacks, a forced fumble and two pass defenses for the Texans. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 9 edge defender out of 109 qualifying players.
We’ll have more regarding Clowney’s timetable as the news is available.