Brian Cushing could be out for the season with an ACL tear. (Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)
Houston Texans linebacker Brian Cushing faces a possible ACL tear and an end to his season, according to a report Tuesday morning from NBCSports.com:
A source told PFT’s Mike Florio that the Texans’ medical staff fears Cushing suffered a torn ACL in Monday night’s win over the Jets.
The team will have a better idea today when Cushing receives an MRI on his knee. He was seen limping off the field and into the locker room in Monday's win against the Jets. New York's offensive lineman Matt Slauson hit Cushing in the back of the knee, which sent Cushing to the ground in what appeared to be a serious injury. Texans coach Gary Kubiak said he is "very concerned" about the injury, according to Fox Sports:
''I don't know what happened,'' Kubiak said. ''They tell me he cut on a play and his foot might have got stuck in the turf.''
While it's possible Cushing's injury may not be season-ending, it appears as if he'll be out next week when the Texans play the Green Bay Packers on Sunday. The loss would be a significant blow to the Texans, as Cushing has been one of Houston's more reliable defensemen over the past few years.