Sunday September 7th, 2014

Texans linebacker Jadeveon Clowney could miss four to six weeks with a knee injury. Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network and ESPN's Adam Schefter report Clowney has a torn meniscus.

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According to Rapoport, Clowney will have surgery Monday and miss four to six weeks.

Clowney was the No. 1 selection in April's draft. He set a South Carolina record in 2012 with 13 sacks.

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Whitney Mercilus, who started all 16 games for Houston last season, is listed as Clowney's backup.

Clowney had one tackle in limited action Sunday as the Texans beat Washington, 17-6.

- Dan Gartland

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