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Texans LB Brian Cushing Out A “Month Or So” With Grade 2 MCL Tear

Update:

Jay Glazer of FOX Sports spoke to Texans LB Brian Cushing, who said that he suffered a Grade 2 MCL sprain and expects to miss a “month or so.”

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Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that Texans LB Brian Cushing suffered a torn MCL and is expected to miss six weeks. However, the injury will not require surgery.

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Texans LB Brian Cushing was taken to the field during the first quarter of Sunday’s game against the Bears with what appeared to be a knee injury.

Cushing was replaced at inside linebacker by Max Bullough.

It’s worth mentioning that Cushing has previously sustained a serious knee injury, so this is fairly concerning for him and the Texans’ defense.

Cushing, 29, is a former first-round pick of the Texans back in 2009. He’s currently in the fourth year of his ix-year, $55.643 million contract that included $21 million guaranteed and stands to make a base salary of $5 million for the 2016 season.

In 2015, Cushing appeared in all 16 games for the Texans and recorded 110 tackles, no sacks, a forced fumble and three pass defenses.

We’ll have more regarding Cushing and his injury as the news is available.