According to Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle, Texans linebacker Benardrick McKinney will undergo season-ending shoulder surgery.
Texans LB Benardrick McKinney to undergo shoulder surgery, out for season https://t.co/DSZcMfMaIi— Aaron Wilson (@AaronWilson_NFL) October 12, 2020
Losing McKinney is big hit to an already porous run defense. A Pro Bowl caliber player, McKinney had already amassed 37 tackles and a forced fumble through four games before missing yesterday’s win over the Jaguars. Now, Zach Cunningham will have to work with Tyrell Adams as his partner inside for the rest of the season.
DAMN PAIN. Prayers up to B Mack, I absolutely love the dude. Hoping for a clean recovery.#Texans really need Tyrell Adams to continue his play now. Big test vs TEN and Derrick Henry next week. I like how fast he made his reads vs JAX. Promise for sure. https://t.co/idEdxid1kW— Texans New Coach Thoughts (@Texans_Thoughts) October 12, 2020
With three years left remaining on his deal, McKinney should have the opportunity to contribute next season. That is, if he’s not traded or cut to shed salary this offseason. In a season that has seen already seen a lot of significant injuries, this one hurts the Texans pretty badly. Here’s hoping for a speedy recovery so BMAC can get back to bruising the opposition.