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Brian Cushing gets MRI on his knee

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Texans linebacker Brian Cushing has had mild knee issues from time to time during his three NFL seasons.  His knee is bothering him enough during offseason workouts to merit an MRI.

Coach Gary Kubiak said Monday that the team decided to take a loot at what is going on inside the joint.

“No, just his knee got sore on him; and I’m going to err on that side this time of year, so we sent him down for an MRI,” Kubiak said, via comments distributed by the team.  “He did come out and watch practice, and it gives some other guys a chance to get some reps.”

Cushing has never missed a regular-season game due to a knee injury, or any injury for that matter.  The only regular-season games he ever has missed arose from a four-game suspension for violation of the league’s steroids policy.

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36 Responses to “Brian Cushing gets MRI on his knee”
  1. swagjag says: Jun 4, 2012 5:16 PM

    Overtrained Patella Syndrome.

  2. thegreatgabbert says: Jun 4, 2012 5:23 PM

    The Great Gabbert says, “Whoa there Bri, go get a Mother**** Resonance Image done on your knee.”.

  3. bucup says: Jun 4, 2012 5:29 PM

    Steroids are eating at his body.

  4. ilovefoolsball says: Jun 4, 2012 5:30 PM

    Brian Cushing’s steroids need an explanation.

  5. lolb23 says: Jun 4, 2012 5:30 PM

    Cushing takes a bad rap for the steroid thing, but he’s no Bosworth. Cush can ball. I wish he was a LB on my favorite team.

  6. txtuff says: Jun 4, 2012 5:30 PM

    This is one guy the Texans can’t afford to miss any games! Good thing they are getting the MRI on it now.

  7. mungman69 says: Jun 4, 2012 5:32 PM

    A great linebacker. Hope his knee isn’t too bad.

  8. ken0west says: Jun 4, 2012 5:35 PM

    It may be prudent to correlate never missing a game due to injury and the steroids. Wonder how he will hold up without his juice.

  9. trollaikman8 says: Jun 4, 2012 5:36 PM

    steroids.

  10. htowntexan says: Jun 4, 2012 5:37 PM

    we’ve lost a lot of players this off season, but to lose Cushing would really be devastating. . .

  11. jimmyjohns121 says: Jun 4, 2012 5:37 PM

    Insert cliche “He’s on roids!!!” comment.

    When did he actually FAIL a PED test? Back towards the end of his rookie year in 2009 (with the results not released till the offseason) and what year is it now?

    Whoever makes the cliche roids comment watches more Hallmark channel than they do ESPN/NFL Network/CBS on Sundays.

  12. beardinals says: Jun 4, 2012 5:40 PM

    I wonder how he is masking the ‘roids nowadays.

  13. rabbi187 says: Jun 4, 2012 5:41 PM

    He is the anchor of that D. Hope there is no issue…

  14. trojanwarrior007 says: Jun 4, 2012 5:42 PM

    Hey Brian, Shawne Merriman is on line 1.

  15. whitemike55 says: Jun 4, 2012 5:43 PM

    Glad to hear it’s just soreness or possibly some minor issue which can be cleaned up and not an injury he sustained in OTA’s like a tear.

  16. archetypeobscure says: Jun 4, 2012 5:44 PM

    A steroid user with joint issues, I’m shocked.

  17. yssupasigninnamnotyep says: Jun 4, 2012 5:50 PM

    ‘Roid Boy…this guy is a tool.

  18. txtuff says: Jun 4, 2012 5:52 PM

    jimmyjohns121 says:
    Jun 4, 2012 5:37 PM
    Insert cliche “He’s on roids!!!” comment.

    When did he actually FAIL a PED test? Back towards the end of his rookie year in 2009 (with the results not released till the offseason) and what year is it now?

    Whoever makes the cliche roids comment watches more Hallmark channel than they do ESPN/NFL Network/CBS on Sundays.

    —————————————————

    Add another season, the test he failed was preseason of his rookie year not at the end of it. He has passed every test since!

  19. cobrala2 says: Jun 4, 2012 5:52 PM

    Some of you obviously don’t understand how disproportionate the muscle mass:ligament ratio becomes due to steroids (thus the proliferation of HGH) and some of you are just (fairly) picking on Cush.

    All I know is, Brain Cushing’s knee is flabbergasted.

  20. archetypeobscure says: Jun 4, 2012 5:59 PM

    Ligament and joint issues are LONG-TERM side effects of having used steroids. Just cause he’s your boy and you want to say he’s not doing roids anymore, doesn’t mean it makes all the side effects from when he did do them go away.

  21. lolb23 says: Jun 4, 2012 6:17 PM

    Ligament and joint issues are LONG-TERM side effects of having used steroids. Just cause he’s your boy and you want to say he’s not doing roids anymore, doesn’t mean it makes all the side effects from when he did do them go away.
    _________________________________

    You have no idea what you are talking about. Ligament and joint issues are treated with steroids (they reduce the inflammation). Ligament and joint pain comes from lots of things, none of which are steroids (sports, running, weight lifting). Sometimes, if someone takes too much juice too fast, and the muscles become too strong the joints and ligaments, that can also cause issues. But Cush is no pro body builder.

    Easy to hate, hard to actually get educated.

  22. mortimeryoung says: Jun 4, 2012 6:29 PM

    Romanowski 2.0. This dude probably has hair sprouting from the soles of his feet.

  23. DrunkenBlackmon says: Jun 4, 2012 6:35 PM

    Orakpo > Cushing

  24. returntoexcellence says: Jun 4, 2012 7:08 PM

    lolb23 says:
    Jun 4, 2012 6:17 PM
    Ligament and joint issues are LONG-TERM side effects of having used steroids. Just cause he’s your boy and you want to say he’s not doing roids anymore, doesn’t mean it makes all the side effects from when he did do them go away.
    _________________________________

    You have no idea what you are talking about. Ligament and joint issues are treated with steroids (they reduce the inflammation). Ligament and joint pain comes from lots of things, none of which are steroids (sports, running, weight lifting). Sometimes, if someone takes too much juice too fast, and the muscles become too strong the joints and ligaments, that can also cause issues. But Cush is no pro body builder.

    Easy to hate, hard to actually get educated.

    _________________________________

    Actually, YOU may want to educate yourself a little more. There are steroids that treat joints and inflammation but they’re NOT the same ones that make you bigger, stronger and faster. The problem (as you somewhat eluded to) is that the muscles grow and strengthen faster than the joints. Joints and ligaments simply can’t keep up with how fast the muscles are strengthening and it often results in torn ligaments and/or joint issues. Don’t be so insulting when you yourself are not completely educated on the subject.

  25. deathonwings410 says: Jun 4, 2012 7:17 PM

    This kid is an absolute BEAST for the Texans. Hope he gets back up to 100%.

  26. deathonwings410 says: Jun 4, 2012 7:18 PM

    “ORAKPO > CUSHING” They don’t play the same position.

  27. peytonsneck18 says: Jun 4, 2012 7:44 PM

    ORAKPO > CUSHING” They don’t play the same position……………thats a redskins fan for u, they compare every player to theirs, and the bad part is, all their players SUCK!!!!

  28. bigbluecrew420 says: Jun 4, 2012 7:54 PM

    “DID U GUYS SEE MY MRI??? IT WAS AWSOME!!! IM SO CRAZY!!!! DID U SEE HOW AWSOME MY MRI WAS?!?!IT WAS CRAZY! WHO GETS SO HURT THAT THEY NEED A MRI?! I DO!!”

    Cushing reminds me that guy I don’t like

  29. jg725 says: Jun 4, 2012 7:56 PM

    Kid is a beast – sure wish he played for his home-town giants……..

  30. blazertop says: Jun 4, 2012 8:35 PM

    No fear, Kubiak’s excellent coaching skills can overcome anything. 47-49 doesn’t lie.

  31. lolb23 says: Jun 4, 2012 10:18 PM

    Actually, YOU may want to educate yourself a little more. There are steroids that treat joints and inflammation but they’re NOT the same ones that make you bigger, stronger and faster.
    _________________________________

    Of course I know this. The original post I replied to implied that all steroids damage joints and ligaments, and that is obviously not true. And the amount of steroids you have to take to cross over into “my muscles are going to tear off my bone because they’re so huge and strong compared to my ligaments” is astronomical. It happens only to the most obsessive pro BBers and young kids who juice to the max not knowing any better. I just don’t think Cushing could possibly be taking enough to do this. And if he’s been off since he was suspended, his joints would be completely healed from any steroid use by now. If his joints and ligaments are sore, it has nothing to do w juice.

  32. randallflagg52 says: Jun 4, 2012 10:33 PM

    I think the pittsburgh steelers have some “medicine” locked away in their facilities that may help you get better soon Brian. It may shrink your junk and cause “medicine” rage but it’ll make you a better player.

  33. sfniners4life says: Jun 4, 2012 10:41 PM

    Who cares its the time of the year for stars that are safe to sit out. Looking back at previous comments of comparing Orakpo to Cushing. Lmao here only Willis or Bowman > Cushing

  34. maverick2560 says: Jun 4, 2012 11:40 PM

    Use of steroids can result in avascular necrosis….this is common in the hip and shoulder region but can effect other large joints such as the knee…this can be caused by long term steroid use …excessive alcohol use…..this is why doctors are or should be careful when prescribing steroid dose packs for simple ailments such as rashes, severe allergies,
    exposure to poison ivy…..there are indications that steroid use at an early age…..like high school and college years could effect an athletes joints ….there are many who believe that Brian Bosworth suffered shoulder problems from steroids . Often steroid use is helpful to reduce the effects of an injury to the shoulder…..but in the long term actually harm the joint by reduced blood flow. Perhaps Mr. Cushings long term and early use could be hurting him or he just has a bad knee.

  35. seahulk9 says: Jun 5, 2012 11:02 AM

    solution is simple….bionic joint replacement and a delicious steroid hgh muscle milkshake…

  36. orakpownd says: Jun 5, 2012 4:01 PM

    Cushing and Orakpo do not play the same position…

    thats cool

    Fletcher>Cushing

    PS Skins are more relevant on your own message board.

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