Clowney (knee) won't participate in the 2018 Pro Bowl, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.
The decision was fully expected after it was revealed last week that Clowney would require a minor arthroscopic procedure on his knee. He's expected to be ready for the start of the Texans' offseason program in the spring.
Clowney is expected to undergo a minor arthroscopic knee procedure in the near future, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.
The procedure is expected to prevent Clowney from playing in the Pro Bowl on Jan. 28, but the outside linebacker is expected to make a full recovery before the Texans' offseason activities begin in the spring. Clowney earned his second consecutive Pro Bowl nod after registering 9.5 sacks, 59 tackles, two forced fumbles and his first career touchdown while suiting up for all 16 of the Texans' games in 2017.
Clowney recorded seven tackles and half a sack in Week 17's 22-13 loss to the Colts.
The sack was the first in five weeks for Clowney, who played his first 16-game season and finished with career-highs in tackles (59) and sacks (9.5). His job got harder after Houston lost J.J. Watt (leg) and Whitney Mercilus (pectoral). That allowed offenses to scheme against Clowney without worry. The linebacker/defensive end had the fifth-year option of his contract exercised prior to the 2017 season and will return to Houston for 2018. Along with his return comes the returns of Watt and Mercilus. Clowney should draw less attention in 2018 and be in line for increases production.
Clowney (knee, toe) won't carry an injury designation into Sunday's game against the Colts.
Clowney was a limited participant Thursday and Friday to avoid the questionable tag after starting the week not practicing. The 24-year-old is on track to complete the first 16-game season game season of his career.
Clowney did not partcipate in Wednesday's practice due to a knee injury.
Clowney's been bothered by a variety of injuries the last month, but has managed to gut it out and is on the verge of playing his first 16-game season.
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