Brian Cushing Injury: Texans Linebacker Could Miss Saints Game

Houston Texans linebacker Brian Cushing has not practiced since injuring his ribs in Saturday's victory over the San Francisco 49ers and may be out when the Texans take on the Saints on Saturday.

The two-time All-Pro linebacker and 2009 AP NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year hasn't been ruled out of Saturday's game by Gary Kubiak but, considering it's just preseason and that Cushing hasn't seen the practice field since his injury happened, there's reason to doubt his playing status.

The Texans were extra cautious about his health in the first week of the preseason, holding Cushing out against the Panthers after a virus held him out of practice. He did return in week two, though, recording three tackles against the 49ers.

For the latest on the Houston Texans, be sure to check out Battle Red Blog and SB Nation Houston. Head over to SB Nation's NFL hub for even more NFL news. Be sure to subscribe to our YouTube Channel for video commentary.

Trending Discussions

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

Join SB Nation Houston

You must be a member of SB Nation Houston to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Houston. You should read them.

Join SB Nation Houston

You must be a member of SB Nation Houston to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Houston. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.