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Houston Texans Injury News: Jadeveon Clowney, Kareem Jackson Ruled Out For Monday Night Football Versus Bengals

The Texans will be without two of their defensive starters when they face the Bengals on Monday Night Football. Houston fans react to the news.

Out again on Monday night.
Out again on Monday night.
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Put this one in the "Saw It Coming" category, especially in light of Bill O'Brien's comments about Jadeveon Clowney earlier this week.

Aaron Wilson has more in his story on the matter.

Clowney originally hurt his back against the Tennessee Titans, but was unable to practice the past three days after attempting to practice Wednesday. The back injury bothered him enough that he had extra treatment the remainder of the week. This marks the second game Clowney has missed this season, previously being sidelined against the Jacksonville Jaguars with a sprained right ankle. The injury is muscular with tests revealing no structural damage.

Meanwhile, the Texans ruled out veteran cornerback Kareem Jackson for the third consecutive game with a sprained right ankle.

With Jackson out, rookie Kevin Johnson will start at cornerback opposite Johnathan Joseph.

I'm far more bullish on a starting corner tandem of K-Jo and J-Jo against the Bengals (or any other team) than I am the starting OLB tandem of Whitney Mercilus and (gulp) John Simon. Deposit your dos centavos in the Comments below.

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