In this episode of "How The Clowney Turns," we learn that the first overall pick of the 2014 NFL Draft will meet with Dr. James Andrews tomorrow to get a second opinion on his knee injury/recovery. John McClain reports:
Outside linebacker Jadeveon Clowney is going to get a second opinion on his injured right knee from Dr. James Andrews on Wednesday.
Andrews, who has offices in Alabama and Florida, is one of the foremost orthopedic specialists in the country.
Clowney missed Sunday’s victory over Tennessee because of swelling in his knee after playing 49 snaps in the loss to Cincinnati. Last week, he said he thought his knee would have been better at this point of the season, but it was still sore. Clowney said he’s been playing with pain since returning after undergoing arthroscopic surgery.
It's always a bit nerve-wracking to read about any injured player paying a visit to Dr. Andrews, and Clowney's recent remarks about how his knee is feeling don't provide much cause for optimism either. Nonetheless, I hope that Clowney's consultation with Dr. Andrews provides some sort of guidance as to where the Texans should go from here as it pertains to when Clowney next takes the field (or more likely, not taking the field at all until 2015, given this late point in the 2014 season).
UPDATE: Guess that meeting didn't go so well. The team announced the first overall pick of the 2014 NFL Draft has been placed on injured reserve, ending his rookie season.
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