Jadeveon Clowney out 9 months
Houston Texans number one pick Jadeveon Clowney underwent microfracture knee surgery on Monday and is expected to miss the next nine months. This will be Clowney’s second surgery on his right knee and ends an injury plagued first season for the prized rookie out of South Carolina. For the year, Clowney had just seven tackles and no sacks and was often criticized for taking plays off and not hustling.
Houston Texans linebacker Jadeveon Clowney underwent microfracture knee surgery on Monday and is expected to be sidelined nine months, sources told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter.
The Texans are expecting a full recovery for their No. 1 draft pick, a source told ESPN.com’s Tania Ganguli.
After meeting with renowned orthopedic surgeon James Andrews last Wednesday, it was determined that Clowney needs a second surgery on his right knee.
Clowney played just four games this season and now his status for the start of next season is up in the air. It seems logical that the Texans will take it slow with their prized linebacker and ease him back, so I wouldn’t expect to see Clowney at the level everyone expects until the second half of next season at the earliest. Unfortunately, this comes as yet another tough blow for the overall number one pick of the 2014 NFL Draft. Hopefully Jadeveon has a full recovery and can fulfill his high expectations starting next year.