Cushing just can't seem to stay healthy, as the torn MCL is an addition to an already extensive list of injuries the eighth-year linebacker has suffered throughout his career. The good news is that the tear will not require surgery, but with no Cushing for the next six weeks, the
Cushing suffered the knee injury midway through the first quarter, but the specifics are still unknown. The linebacker has had a history of injuries, which could lead the
Cushing (rest) returned to practice Tuesday, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.
Cushing did not play in Houston's preseason opener against San Francisco, nor did he participate in the joint practice sessions leading up to Sunday's game, but that was due to his veteran status. "Yeah, it was just a couple days just to rest," Cushing said. "I'm kind of getting up there in years and experience. Any kind of break benefits me at this point in my career." Cushing is coming off a season in which he played every game and led Houston's defense with 110 tackles.
Cushing (rest) will not play in Houston's preseason opener versus San Francisco, NFL.com's James Palmer reports.
Cushing is simply receiving a veteran's day off, as he isn't injured and is listed as a healthy scratch. This shouldn't affect his level of participation in practice going forward, though, but he is questionable for Houston's next preseason game versus the Saints on Saturday as the team may continue to rest their oft-injured defensive playmaker.
After a couple of injury plagued seasons, Cushing has played 30 games the last two seasons, including all 16 in 2015. Cushing proved he's not done as an elite inside linebacker.
|5||10/9/16||@ MIN||1:00 pm|
|7||10/24/16||@ DEN||8:30 pm|
|Bye: Week 9|
|10||11/13/16||@ JAC||1:00 pm|
|11||11/21/16||@ OAK||8:30 pm|
|13||12/4/16||@ GB||1:00 pm|
|14||12/11/16||@ IND||1:00 pm|
|17||1/1/17||@ TEN||1:00 pm|
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