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Brian Cushing gets full clearance

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Of the various high-profile players recovering from torn ACLs, Texans linebacker Brian Cushing has had the lowest profile.

His profile should increase, given that he’s the first of the bunch to receive full clearance to return to practice.

Per a league source, Dr. James Andrews has given Cushing the green light.  He’ll be ready to go when training camp opens.

That said, the team is expected to ease Cushing back into action.  At this point, however, there’s no reason to think he won’t be ready and available come Week One.

Cushing suffered the knee injury on a low hit from former Jets guard Matt Slauson.  Though not flagged, Slauson later was fined for an illegal peel-back block.

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20 Responses to “Brian Cushing gets full clearance”
  1. 8to80texansblog says: Jul 17, 2013 2:15 PM

    He is monumental for the Texans success.

  2. floratiotime says: Jul 17, 2013 2:16 PM

    If I ever hurt my knee I want the same PEDs this juicehead takes.

  3. musician0785 says: Jul 17, 2013 2:16 PM

    P-E-D

  4. tjrogers09 says: Jul 17, 2013 2:17 PM

    Good stuff! I wish that kid a great season!!! He’s a hard hitting LB who’s fun to watch (Ravens Fan here).

    Best of Luck this season BC!

  5. Andre's Johnson says: Jul 17, 2013 2:22 PM

    The Texans are guilty of some pretty goofy stuff, but that scary fire-breathing bull is pretty badass.

  6. fatcamper says: Jul 17, 2013 2:24 PM

    So the guy that tested positive for performance enhancers also recovered the fastest, no s___?

  7. tombradyswig says: Jul 17, 2013 2:27 PM

    full clearance to start shooting roids again!?!? oh wait….

  8. zoxitic says: Jul 17, 2013 2:28 PM

    Full clearance to juice up.

  9. 509seahawks says: Jul 17, 2013 2:40 PM

    Cushing is a beast

  10. youarejealousof6rings says: Jul 17, 2013 2:42 PM

    ROID RAGE!

  11. jagsfan1 says: Jul 17, 2013 2:42 PM

    So he juiced….SO WHAT….so does more than 1/2 the league…..dude lays it on the line and gives 1000% every play…hope he’s back and even better than before.

  12. sportsmeccabi says: Jul 17, 2013 2:46 PM

    Good to hear him get clean.
    Oh, this is about the knee.

  13. nflcrimerankingscom says: Jul 17, 2013 2:50 PM

    hmm more potentiall PED points!

  14. richardmb52 says: Jul 17, 2013 3:16 PM

    Juicy story

  15. ccjcsr says: Jul 17, 2013 3:19 PM

    Bust!

  16. FlyFromTheInside says: Jul 17, 2013 3:19 PM

    PED? = BFD

  17. calicowboysfan86 says: Jul 17, 2013 3:46 PM

    B-E-A-S-T

  18. cheapseater says: Jul 17, 2013 3:58 PM

    Damnit!

    – MJD

  19. jbaxt says: Jul 17, 2013 4:03 PM

    Lights Out Merriman’s II? Irrelevant and useless in less than 2 years.

    Cheater!

  20. 8to80texansblog says: Jul 17, 2013 4:48 PM

    I knew the ‘roids comments were coming but his injury happened at the beginning of October and he’s getting clearance in the middle of July.

    9 1/2 months. Longer time than it took AD to come back by almost a month.

    Pretty typical recovery period these days.

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