Brian Cushing is listed as probable for Sunday's game against Atlanta with an ankle injury.
Cushing is he Houston Texans ' leading tackler with 52 combined tackles (29 solo and 23 assisted) through six games. He's had a couple of big knee injuries during his career -- in 2012 and 2013 -- but is a couple of years removed from them and is moving well this season.
Houston Texans linebacker Brian Cushing had 11 tackles (seven solo) in Sunday's loss to the Atlanta Falcons . Cushing, who's been saddled with knee injuries the past three seasons, is leading the Texans with 32 tackles after four games.
"I'm the best physically I've been in a while," he said.
During the offseason, Cushing had surgery on his broken right wrist as well as arthroscopic procedures on his left knee and left ankle. He was able to play in 14 games in 2014 after only appearing in 13 games during the 2012 and 2013 seasons.
In a public appearance on Saturday, Cushing told the Houston Chronicle's John McClain that he's had surgery on his broken right wrist as well as arthroscopic procedures on his left knee and left ankle.
"It’s not uncommon for stuff like that to happen," he said of the two arthroscopic surgeries. "It’s just little things here and there, the residual effects of two major surgeries and injuries, the wear and tear of playing throughout the season. There were still some things bothering me a little bit. Just went in there and had real good success in both areas."
Cushing has a cast on his wrist. “It’s coming along real well,” he said. “I’m going to start working out a little bit. From a pain standpoint, there’s really nothing going on there. I’m real happy about that. I’m real happy to get the cast off and start doing some physical therapy on it, and I don’t have to worry about it anymore."
Cushing admitted to playing with the broken wrist during the 2014 season.
"It was kind of one of those things, after a game I woke up and it was sore," Cushing said. "I've bumped my wrist before ... didn't think it was a big deal, got a little better, got a little worse. This kept getting worse and worse. I figured something was up with it."
Cushing only missed two games in 2014 and finished the season with 72 tackles, one sack and one forced fumble.
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