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That Jadeveon Clowney Injury At Practice In Denver? It Was A Concussion

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The first pick in the 2014 NFL Draft discloses what exactly it was that kept him on the sidelines the last couple of weeks. Should Texans fans be concerned?

Concussed.
Concussed.
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Remember that unknown injury Jadeveon Clowney suffered a few weeks ago during the joint practice with the Broncos in Denver? Many speculated it was a stinger or something else relatively minor. Turns out it was a concussion, and it was severe enough to keep him sidelined since for nearly two weeks.

Clowney exited an Aug. 20 practice against the Broncos early. He was seen shaking his head on a trainer’s table after taking off his pads.

"It was a head thing," said Clowney, prior to practice Thursday at NRG Stadium.

Clowney said it took him almost two weeks to get over the concussion.

"It was just something that happened on the field in Denver. So we’ve moved on to Washington now," said Clowney, who acknowledged he previously dealt with a concussion before joining the Texans.

The former South Carolina star was not on the Texans’ injury report Wednesday and has been cleared for the Texans’ regular-season opener Sunday against the Washington Redskins at NRG Stadium.

This is something to keep an eye on, especially in light of Clowney admitting he has dealt with this issue before. While Clowney will play and start in the Texans' season opener on Sunday, I know I'll be watching him with considerably more concern than I would have before this news broke.