Last we heard regarding Clowney’s recovery from microfracture surgery, Texans team physician Dr. Walt Lowe mentioned that former No. 1 overall pick Jadeveon Clowney “looks spectacular” seven months removed from the procedure.
“The real goal in the end is to have him be who he was before he got hurt,” Lowe said, via Tania Ganguli of ESPN.com.
David Chao of the National Football Post previously mentioned that he was concerned about the long-term prognosis for Clowney given the serious nature of the surgery he under went.
“The knee heals with fibrocartilage that fills in the defect and is never as strong as the original hyaline cartilage,” Chao writes. “I hope I am wrong, but even if Clowney lives up to his number one overall pick promise this year, he would have to beat the odds to make it to a second contract.”
Clowney, 22, recorded just seven tackles and no sacks over the course of four games for the Texans last year. Pro Football Focus has Clowney down for playing 132 snaps this season to go along with a below-average rating of -2.2.