Houston Texans head coach Bill O'Brien said rookie outside linebacker Jadeveon Clowney has been showing improvement throughout the week and will likely be a game-time decision Sunday, according to the Houston Chronicle.
The No. 1 pick in the 2014 draft suffered a torn meniscus in the team's season opener, and he underwent arthroscopic surgery on Sept. 8. It was initially reported that he would miss a total of 4-6 weeks while recovering.
O'Brien said that Clowney has looked good in practice this week.
“It was a lighter practice with the short week,” coach Bill O’Brien said. “He was moving around well. We’ll have a more physical practice (Thursday), and we’ll be able to tell better.
“I would say it’s (knee) getting better and better every day.”
Led by MVP-candidate J.J. Watt, Houston's defense is No. 26 in yards allowed this season, but No. 11 in points allowed.
Texans linebacker Brian Cushing is expected to miss this week's game with a knee injury.
The Texans are 3-4 on the year and are second in the AFC South. They play the Tennessee Titans on the road on Sunday.
- Jack Jorgensen