Texans LB Brian Cushing tears LCL and breaks leg

 

Oct 20, 2013; Kansas City, MO, USA; Houston Texans linebacker Brian Cushing (56) against the Kansas City Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium. The Chiefs defeated the Texans 17-16. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

 

The Houston Texans are in the midst of a five game losing streak that has their season in jeopardy, and they may have just lost one of their best defensive players:

 


The play happened after Kansas City Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles was in pass-protection and blocked low on Cushing as he was blitzing on a play, and immediately hit the ground screaming in pain.

If you recall, Cushing is already in the midst of a comeback season after suffering a season-ending ACL tear last year when he was low-blocked by a New York Jets player in a Monday Night Football game.

Losing Cushing would be a blow to the top ranked Texans defense. Going into Sunday’s game against Kansas City, Cushing was third on the team in sacks (1.5), tied for first in interceptions (1) and the team-leader in tackles (44).

 

 

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