"I think January, February, I'll be a hundred percent," Cushing said. "This is quite a different deal than last year."
Cushing tore the lateral cruciate ligament (LCL) and fractured the fibula in his left leg in the loss at Kansas City in Week 7. In Week 5 of 2012, he suffered a torn ACL in a win over the New York Jets. He detailed how his rehab is progressing.
Cushing said he will be off crutches in two weeks, and that the rehab is "going a lot more smoothly" than what he went through last year. Because he's on crutches, and has limited mobility, he can't watch Texans games from the sidelines yet. He also spoke about what the team is doing to get back in the win column.
"Everyone in that building knows that and the guys are striving and trying everything to really figure it out," Cushing said. "From the coaching staff, to the players, to everyone in there, they're scratching their head. But one thing I know is that they're working and they're going to continue to try to improve that."