Houston Texans Injury Watch: Duane Brown Likely To Play, Brian Cushing Clears Concussion Protocol, And More

Thomas Campbell-USA TODAY Sports

News fresh off the press regarding the Texans' injuries and who will play this Sunday against the Niners.

It's Friday and you know what that means... injury news. I have some good news and some bad news. The good news is the "Where art thou Duane Brown?" watch has ended and it appears he will play Sunday night. That will probably mean a Derek Newton/Ryan Harris split on the right side of the line, similar to how they gave Ben Jones a few series for Wade Smith last week. Andre Johnson and Brian Cushing should play again as well.

The dreadful news? Brandon Brooks will miss Sunday's game. Justin Smith is jiggling with glee somewhere in San Francisco. Brooks was tearing up defensive linemen this season and you could claim either him or Chris Myers has been the Texans' best offensive lineman this year. Consequently, everyone's favorite ginger, Ben Jones, will likely get the start Sunday.

Evidence I'm not making this up:




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