The Texans lost linebacker Brian Cushing to a torn left ACL last season and they may have lost him again this year after another injury to the same knee.
Cushing was carted off the field after a low, legal block by Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles in the second half of Kansas City’s 17-16 victory. There’s no official diagnosis at this point, but there’s not much optimism around the Texans while they wait for word.
Coach Gary Kubiak said after the game, via the team, that the Texans are “very concerned” about Cushing. Jeff Darlington of NFL Network reports that owner Bob McNair said that the linebacker suffered a “serious” injury. He’s surely destined for an MRI that will provide more detail about the nature of the injury.
The Texans have a bye in Week Eight, but it doesn’t sound like that’s going to be enough time for Cushing to turn things around. If it is another torn ACL or something of similar severity, Cushing’s season will be over and his road back to full strength will be more difficult after two such injuries in such a short period of time.