Texans' Cushing done for the season

Set Text Size SmallSet Text Size MediumSet Text Size LargeSet Text Size X-Large
Share
Updated: 10/21/2013 4:50 pm

Houston, TX (SportsNetwork.com) - Houston Texans linebacker Brian Cushing is expected to miss the remainder of the season after suffering a leg injury during Sunday's game against Kansas City.

According to the Houston Chronicle, Cushing has a fractured fibula and a torn lateral collateral ligament in his left knee. The team announced Monday afternoon that the 2009 NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year is scheduled to undergo surgery later in the week.

Cushing, who was leading Houston with 48 tackles this season, was hurt in the third quarter of the Texans' 17-16 loss when Kansas City's Jamaal Charles went low to throw a block on the linebacker.

The fifth-year pro played in just five games last season because of a torn ACL in the same knee.

"It's not how many times you fall down but how many times you get back up," Cushing wrote on his Twitter account after the game. "Life is tough but I'm the toughest SOB it's ever seen. Ill be back."

Cushing had signed a contract extension with the Texans during the offseason, reported to be a six-year deal worth more than $55 million with $21 million guaranteed.

Share
Latest Sports Photos
Latest Sports Photos
0 Votes
Team CHOCOLATE MILK member Owen Hammond recovers post-race with lowfat chocolate milk after finishing 140.6 miles at IRONMAN Chattanooga.

0 Votes
a skydiver was injured when attempting to land in a pre game show at the Lookouts opening game on 4/3/2014

0 Votes
SEC Champions Alabama created by artist Ben Teeter S/N C.O.A. available for the dedicated Alabama fan!

1 Vote
first catch of the season looks like a good year

0 Votes
Gina McLeroy Spring City, TN

0 Votes
Our Son Brandon McLeroy MTSU Football 2011 Gina McLeroy Spring City TN

1 Vote
this is James Howard telling Gracie what to do.

0 Votes
Riverbend fun!

0 Votes
I nees a four letter word for the outside layer of a tree.

0 Votes
Cameron is a rising athlete. He has a God given talent for the game of football. This picture is of him stopping the ball carrier in our game in the ...
Featured Partners
www.eastridgeretirementcenter.com
The newly modeled East Ridge Residence is a must see with its spacious comfortable apartments. Plus, 3 delicious meals daily, geriatric physician, home healthcare services and fun festive activities. Schedule your visit today!
www.ameripriseadvisors.com/james.m.scotchie
Together we can make a confident retirement possible. Simply click to get started with your private wealth advisor. Talk to Jimmy Scotchie, Certified Financial Planner.
www.comcast.com/cable-internet-packages.html
Get started at $79.99 a month for 12 months. Plus, get a $75 VISA® Prepaid card.
 
Supermarket Guru
From The Archives
Scenic City Roots
Through Irish Eyes
Brand News
Prime Mashup
What's Trending
Megan Wise Goes Outside
Stay Connected with WDEF News 12
 
Inergize Digital This site is hosted and managed by Inergize Digital.