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.
Texans star Jadeveon Clowney to have minor arthroscopic knee surgery, not expected to play in Pro Bowl for second year in a row, full recovery expected:https://t.co/C9Zh1jcgf8— Aaron Wilson (@AaronWilson_NFL) January 3, 2018
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.
Receiver Will Fuller, who just completed his second season with the Texans, will undergo minor knee surgery. He'll be full go in a few weeks. He was injured 3 times this season and finished with 26 catches for 406 yards and 7 TDs— John McClain (@McClain_on_NFL) January 2, 2018
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?