According to multiple published reports from Texans training camp, No. 1 overall pick Jadeveon Clowney left practice early on Saturday and was seen icing his lower body.
However, Texans coach Bill O’Brien later indicated to reporters that Clowney was OK.
According to Brian T. Smith of the Houston Chronicle, O’Brien said the team was merely being careful about not overworking Clowney as returns from surgery. Also, O’Brien indicated that Clowney hadn’t suffered a new injury.
“He’s out there and he wants to go every rep,” O’Brien said, according to the Chronicle. “And I’m sure just like all the guys, after seven practices I’m sure he’s a little sore and we’ll just continue to manage him.”
Tania Ganguli of ESPN.com reported Clowney was icing near a hip flexor.
Before receiving treatment, Clowney reportedly blocked a Shane Lechler punt. In short, it’s easy to see why the Texans are playing it safe with their multi-talented rookie.