Texans linebacker Brian Cushing suffered a season-ending injury when Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles blocked him in the knee on Sunday, but Cushing says there are no hard feelings.
Charles directed a tweet to Cushing after the game, offering him a speedy recovery from the torn LCL and broken leg that required Cushing to be taken from the field on a cart. Cushing then replied to that tweet with a tweet of his own, assuring Charles that he knows there was no ill intent on the block and that Charles was just picking up a blitz the way he was supposed to.
@jcharles25 appreciate you bro. I know you were just doing your job. Nothing but respect for your game.—
Brian Cushing (@briancushing56) October 21, 2013
Last year, when Cushing suffered a season-ending injury on a low block from behind, it led to a debate around the NFL about what is and is not an acceptable way to block an opponent low. But this year, Cushing doesn’t seem like he has any problem with what Charles did, even if it means another season cut short.