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


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.”


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.


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.

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