Jadeveon Clowney, outside LB for the Texans, suffered a delay in his knee rehab and will not be able to feature when his team takes on the Titans on Sunday. Internet bookmakers could see that many fans were left feeling frustrated with the news of this latest setback.
“Part of it is just being unlucky,” said Bill O’Brien, Texans coach. “He’s had a year here that’s been tough for him as far as injuries go. He had the hernia at the beginning of the year, he had the concussion [during the preseason], he’s got the knee he’s dealing with for all of the year. He’s played some; sometimes he hasn’t been able to play. I think we’ve got to continue to manage it and communicate with him as to how he feels and just stay on that road right now.”
This season, Clowney only played in four meetings, to the concern of many of the team’s fans.
The player suffered a meniscus tear in the opener’s first half, and the following day his knee was operated. The LB was not able to play in the next six meetings before October 26, when he returned to action in Houston’s first matchup against Tennessee. Clowney was not able to play in the Texans’ next meeting due to a bout of the flu and the knee problem. Then he went back for Houston’s last two meetings with Cleveland and Cincinnati.
In the week that led up to the game against Cincinnati on November 23, the player’s knee again had problems and this did not go very well at with many fans. He still suited up for action though, but did say that swelling was felt in his knee after he played on defense 49 snaps, which is a high for the season.
Clowney’s season started with the player being listed as Houston’s starting LB, but in his absence, Whitney Mercilus was the one to take over this position, which mostly consists of pass-rushing. Internet bookmakers saw that Mercilus was still the starter even with Clowney returning to action, and this season he has four sacks so far.
Fans of the Texans will continue to keep an eye on Clowney, hoping that the regains his full health, as they know very well what an important part of the team he is.