Originally written on NFL Injury Report  |  Last updated 11/15/14
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Houston Texans linebacker Brian Cushing tore his ACL during a game against the New York Jets on Oct. 8. While the injury caused Cushing to miss the remainder of the 2012 season, Texans owner Bob McNair told Nick Scurfield of HoustonTexans.com that the linebacker is “ahead of schedule” in his rehab. Bob McNair cautioned that ACL injuries take time to fully heal but said @briancushing56 is “ahead of schedule“ in his rehab #Texans — Nick Scurfield (@NickScurfield) February 6, 2013 Based on this news, it appears that, barring any setbacks, Cushing should be ready for the start of next season. He underwent surgery in late October, giving himself approximately 10 months to recover before the start of the 2013 campaign. Cushing is a pivotal player for the Texans, and Houston’s defense will only improve with his return to the field. Last season over the five games he did play in, Cushing recorded 30 tackles with one forced fumble and one interception. Follow @TheNFLInjuryRpt !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://www.thenflinjuryreport.com//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs"); var _gaq = _gaq || []; _gaq.push(['_setAccount', 'UA-34100676-1']); _gaq.push(['_trackPageview']); (function() { var ga = document.createElement('script'); ga.type = 'text/javascript'; ga.async = true; ga.src = ('https:' == document.location.protocol ? 'https://ssl' : 'http://www') + '.google-analytics.com/ga.js'; var s = document.getElementsByTagName('script')[0]; s.parentNode.insertBefore(ga, s); })();
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