Since Bill O'Brien confirmed that Jadeveon Clowney went under the knife and was expected to miss the next four to six weeks back on September 8th, we haven't heard much about the status of the first overall pick of the 2014 NFL Draft. Today, however, Clowney spoke with the media and gave a bit of an update on his health and when he expects to return.
Brian Smith has the story, which includes the following snippets:
Clowney is supposed to miss 4-6 weeks. He said he’s making progress during his recovery, though, and recently began jogging during his rehabilitation.
"Everything is starting to come along just like I want it to. … I think I’ll be back in a few weeks — that’s the goal," Clowney said.
"Right now I’m just taking it day by day, just trying to get back healthy," Clowney said. "Rehab is coming along good. My leg feels a lot better. I’m just taking it a day at a time right now."
Clowney did his part to shoot down speculation that the playing surface at NRG Stadium caused or played a role in his injury:
"I think it’s just how I came down on it wrong. … It was just me being a football player and trying to make a play," Clowney said.
Not that you'd expect the rookie to publicly indict those who are in charge of maintaining the home field for his injury, of course. Nevertheless, this qualifies as news after all the radio silence since Clowney underwent surgery.
If you were a betting man or woman, when would you guess we see Jadeveon Clowney back in action for the Houston Texans?
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