Jadeveon Clowney May Play Monday Night

NFL: Preseason-Atlanta Falcons at Houston Texans

The Texans may finally get #1 pick Jadeveon Clowney back on the field. The rookie Pass rusher who has been sidelined with a knee injury has continued to progress and might have a shot to play Monday night when the Texans take on the Steelers. Texans Head Coach Bill O’Brien spoke to Texans Radio,

“He’s progressing, he’s working really hard to get back and I would say it’s 50/50. Yeah, I think we have a long time here to get ready for Pittsburgh, longer than normal so hopefully, that bodes well for him being ready to go but I can’t guarantee you that he’ll be here for Pittsburgh.”

When Clowney suffered the injury on opening Sunday of season, the Texans indicated that Clowney would be out for 4-6 weeks. Monday will be exactly 6 weeks since the Clowney underwent arthroscopic knee surgery. If Clowney isn’t ready to go Monday it would indicate to a more serious injury than the Texans first believed. It makes sense for he Texans to take it slow with Clowney, but it would be a bit of a disappointment if #1 pick cant go.