Jadeveon Clowney to Miss 4-6 Weeks

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Jadeveon Clowney of the Houston Texans is out for the next 4-6 weeks of the NFL season due to a torn meniscus in his right knee.

Yesterday the Texans tweeted:



Clowney, the no. 1 overall pick in the 2014 NFL draft, has had somewhat of a rough start to his NFL career.

Before he was drafted, there was cause for concern when analysts pointed out that Clowney was not giving one-hundred percent to making a tackle. But that did not sway organizations who know the potential that Clowney has. Especially, after The Hit.

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In the preseason, Clowney had surgery for a sports hernia. That wasn’t such a big deal because it was a quick recovery time. However a more serious incident occurred in a joint practice with the Denver Broncos, after Clowney suffered a concussion from a hit. As a result he had to miss two preseason games.

After being cleared to play for the start of the season, Clowney injured his knee while attempting to make a tackle during Sunday’s game against the Washington Redskins. This was gut-wrenching for the Texans’ and their fan-base. Especially after having high hopes for their new, top defensive prospect.

Last season the Texans record was an embarrassing 2-14. Losing Clowney for 4-6 games will have a big impact on how the team is going to do and will likely hurt them. The Texans have a bye in week 10, meaning that if the bye was during the 4-6 weeks Clowney is out, it wouldn’t be so detrimental for the Texans.

Fingers crossed that Clowney has a swift recovery and the Texans do not suffer too much without him.