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Houston Texans Injury News: Jadeveon Clowney, Will Fuller To Undergo “Minor” Knee Surgery

I thought it wasn’t 2017 anymore. Someone lied to me.

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In a season that will be remembered by Texans fans for the sheer amount of devastating injuries suffered by key players, one player managed to start all sixteen games for the first time in his career. Considering Jadeveon Clowney’s NFL career began with such a whimper, the fact that Clowney managed to put together a full season of productivity after teasing us with how good he could be in 2015 and officially announcing his arrival as a true impact player in 2016 was the rare feel-good story of a disastrous 2017 campaign.

Unfortunately, that streak of consecutive games played will not include his second Pro Bowl, as Clowney will get his knee scoped.

Before you gnash any more teeth, note that McClain’s report states “Clowney is expected to make a full recovery and will be able to participate in offseason activities.”

Jadeveon Clowney won’t be the only recent first-round pick of the Texans to have his knee worked on soon. Will Fuller, who returned from a broken collarbone to catch seven touchdown passes in four games from Deshaun Watson before Fate decreed that the Astros’ World Series triumph necessarily demanded swift and harsh retribution, will also be going under the knife.

Like Clowney, the downtime for Fuller is expected to be minimal.

Let’s get all this injury nonsense out of the way long before the 2018 season starts. It’s better this way, right?

/kicks rocks