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Brian Cushing, Duane Brown to miss Week Two

HOUSTON, TX - JANUARY 09:  Brian Cushing #56 of the Houston Texans react in the second half against the Kansas City Chiefs during the AFC Wild Card Playoff game at NRG Stadium on January 9, 2016 in Houston, Texas. The Chiefs won 30-0.  (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images) Getty Images

Linebacker Brian Cushing suffered an MCL sprain in his knee during Houston’s season-opening victory over the Bears and a source told PFT on Sunday night that he’s considered “week-to-week” in terms of a timetable for his return to action.

This week will be a no go. Coach Bill O’Brien announced on Monday that Cushing will not play against the Chiefs as both teams try to improve to 2-0 on the young season. He didn’t specify when he expects to have him back, but it doesn’t sound like anyone thinks he’ll be gone long.

“Brian will be back, I would say, sooner rather than later,” O’Brien said. via the team’s website. “He’s a guy that’s obviously played a long time. He knows exactly what’s wrong and he’ll work very hard to get back as quickly as he can.”

Max Bullough stepped into the lineup when Cushing went down and finished the game with five tackles.

O’Brien also said that left tackle Duane Brown will miss a second straight game. Brown had quad surgery in January and spent the entire preseason on physically unable to perform list. Chris Clark started in his place against Chicago.

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6 Responses to “Brian Cushing, Duane Brown to miss Week Two”
  1. Iknowitall says: Sep 12, 2016 6:08 PM

    This is not gonna be good for the Texans.

    Eric Fisher is going to impose his will on JJ Watt again, and pound him into submission……..AGAIN.

    Mr. West and Mr. Ware are going to run around, over and through the Texans defense all day long.

    When Alex Smith decides to clown the defense a little more, he will play catch with Maclin and Kelce to rub salt into the wounds.

  2. gooboy6 says: Sep 12, 2016 6:26 PM

    Texans want revenge and word in their locker room is that they are very confident they can beat the Chiefs

  3. goattoday says: Sep 12, 2016 6:56 PM

    Cushing has been out most of the past 3 years anyway.

    Chiefs are playing for 4th place in the AFC West! Maybe 3rd depending on the Chargers.

    Alex Smith will meet the real Mr. Clowney this weekend.

    Can’t wait!!

  4. slick50ks says: Sep 12, 2016 8:48 PM



  5. jjackwagon says: Sep 13, 2016 12:16 PM

    Cushing out will be a big problem for the Texans. Hope Clowney doesn’t trip over a blade of grass on his way to the field.

  6. goattoday says: Sep 13, 2016 2:36 PM

    I wonder if Fisher will drill Watt in the head again, while he’s on the ground, after the whistle??

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