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Houston Texans Injury News: Jadeveon Clowney Likely To Miss Second Game Against Jaguars

After sustaining a foot injury late in last week's blowout of the Titans, the first pick of the 2014 NFL Draft is unlikely to play in the Texans' regular season finale this week. Get the details on Battle Red Blog.

Rest.  You're needed next week for the postseason.
Rest. You're needed next week for the postseason.
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In a year that's seen him return from microfracture surgery and frequently flash reminders of why the Houston Texans chose to make him the first overall pick of the 2014 NFL Draft, it appears Jadeveon Clowney is unlikely to suit up for the regular season finale against the Jaguars this weekend.

"Jadeveon probably will not play on Sunday," head coach Bill O'Brien said on Thursday afternoon.

Late in last week's rout of the Titans, Clowney left the field with what was called a foot injury and was carted to the locker room from the sideline.  What was originally feared to be a far worse situation seems to have been a bullet dodged, according to Clowney himself.

Fortuitously for the Jaguars, this will be the second time they've faced the Texans this year without having to deal with Clowney. In fact, seeing as Clowney only suited up for four (4) games his rookie year, the Jaguars have never dealt with the headache of trying to figure out how to block him.

With the Jaguars' potent passing attack, it'd be nice to have Clowney coming off the end at Blake Bortles. It'll be nicer, however, to have a healthier Clowney for the playoff opener next week.

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