Aug 16, 2014; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Texans linebacker Jadeveon Clowney (90) is defended by Atlanta Falcons tackle Sam Baker (72) as Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan (2) drops back to pass at NRG Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports
Now it is being reported that the Houston Texans No. 1 overall draft pick, Jadeveon Clowney has torn his MCL and will have surgery on Monday.
Here is a tweet from NFL.com’s Ian Rapoport about the injury:
With that news of Clowney being out 4-6 weeks, per sources, this is terrible news for the Texans, and takes away a potential bit-time pass rush threat they could have had.
This is the third injury Clowney has had since joining the Texans in May. He’s already had sports hernia surgery and a concussion before Week 1 even took place.
James Palmer of CSN Houston is saying his sources are saying the injury is a “lateral meniscus injury.” He tweeted the following:
Either way, it is safe to say Clowney is going to miss some significant time is what is his rookie season. It is a shame for all involved the No. 1 pick is already missing time and dealing with so many injuries. Hopefully Clowney can recover from this injury.
The Texans defeated the Washington Redskins, 17-6 to open the 2014 regular season, Sunday.
Now we just have to wait and see what happens with this entire situation.