On Now
Coming Up
  • Sun., Oct. 26, 2014 12:00 PM CDT Texans at Titans The Texans travel to face the Titans.
  • Tue., Oct. 28, 2014 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM CDT Verizon Texans Players Show

    Meet Texans free safety Kendrick Lewis and nose tackle Jerrell Powe at the Verizon Stadium Store, 8505 S. Main St., Houston, TX 77025.

    Lots of Texans prizes & giveaways!

    Player(s) subject to change.

  • Tue., Oct. 28, 2014 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM CDT Duane Brown Live at Houston Texans Grille Join Texans offensive lineman Duane Brown every Tuesday from 6-7pm at the Houston Texans Grille (12848 Queensbury Ln, Houston, TX 77024), then stay Texans Live from 7-8pm.  Lots of Texans prizes & giveaways
  • Tue., Oct. 28, 2014 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM CDT Player Signing at Academy Sports + Outdoors

    Meet Texans linebacker Whitney Mercilus and 2 Houston Texans Cheerleaders at the Academy Sports + Outdoors located at 2404 Southwest Freeway, Houston, TX 77098.

    Player(s) subject to change.

  • Sat., Nov. 01, 2014 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM CDT Battle of the Piney Woods presented by YP

    A nearly century old college football rivalry returns to NRG Stadium on Saturday, November 1st  as the SFA Lumberjacks take on the Sam Houston Bearkats in the Battle of the Piney Woods presented by YP. Seats start at just $15.

    Secure yours today by calling 832-667-2390 or at BOTPW.com.

  • Sun., Nov. 02, 2014 12:00 PM CST Eagles at Texans The Texans host the Eagles.
  • Mon., Nov. 03, 2014 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM CST Taste of the Texans presented by BP

    Wine and dine with the Houston Texans players, Cheerleaders and Ambassadors at the sixth annual Taste of the Texans presented by BP, Monday, November 3rd in NRG Stadium. 

    Fans can sample signature dishes from more than 25 of Houston’s finest restaurants.  Proceeds benefit The Houston Texans Foundation, Houston Methodist and the Houston Food Bank. 

    Be sure to secure your tickets today at HoustonTexans.com.

  • Tue., Nov. 04, 2014 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM CST Verizon Texans Players Show

    Meet Texans Ambassador and former linebacker Danny Clark at the Verizon Cinco Ranch Store, 6645 S. Fry Rd., Katy, TX 77494.

    Lots of Texans prizes & giveaways!

    Player(s) subject to change.

  • Tue., Nov. 04, 2014 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM CST Duane Brown Live at Houston Texans Grille Join Texans offensive lineman Duane Brown every Tuesday from 6-7pm at the Houston Texans Grille (12848 Queensbury Ln, Houston, TX 77024), then stay Texans Live from 7-8pm.  Lots of Texans prizes & giveaways
  • Tue., Nov. 11, 2014 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM CST Verizon Texans Players Show

    Meet Texans center Chris Myers and guard Xavier Su’a-Filo at the Verizon I-10 East Store, 13740 East Fwy., Houston, TX 77015.

    Lots of Texans prizes & giveaways!

    Player(s) subject to change.

News

Print
RSS

Jogging soon: Motivated Brian Cushing continues rehab

Posted Feb 19, 2013

Four-and-a-half months after suffering a torn ACL, Texans inside linebacker Brian Cushing is on the comeback trail with a singular purpose.

ILB Brian Cushing leads the pregame huddle before the Texans face the New York Jets on Oct. 8, 2012, at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J.


Four-and-a-half months after suffering a torn ACL, Brian Cushing is on the comeback trail with a singular purpose.

The Texans’ defensive captain and 2011 MVP hopes to lead the team to a Super Bowl that will be played in his hometown. Step one is making a full recovery from the left knee injury that ended his 2012 season after five games. Cushing has been rehabilitating at Reliant Stadium since October, intent on coming back stronger than ever in 2013.

“(It’s) been going well,” Cushing said on Tuesday afternoon in an interview with Texans Radio. “I’ll be here for the majority of the time and really just focusing on my rehab, getting back, getting my knee back to 110 percent and just really looking to the year coming up. Obviously, my year was cut short last year, and I’m looking forward to getting back out there with the guys and playing football.”

Cushing, who was operated on by surgeon Dr. James Andrews on Oct. 25, said Tuesday that he is “about a week” away from being able to jog.

“Really looking forward to that,” he said. “Really, where I stand right now is just looking forward to the next step always and what’s coming up and my progression. It’s been a long, long journey and I still have a lot to go, but you know, it just makes me cherish playing that much more, because when it’s taken away for you, you realize how much you love it.”

Cushing called having to sit out the bulk of last season “tough; really tough.” The hard-hitting inside linebacker said he knows there are situations he could have helped the team, whether physically or emotionally. He also said he can’t wait to play again with defensive end J.J. Watt, the Texans’ 2012 MVP and NFL Defensive Player of the Year, and “have a two-headed monster going into every game.”

The last game Cushing played was at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J., on Oct. 8. His season came to an end courtesy of a low block from New York Jets guard Matt Slauson in the second quarter of that Monday Night Football matchup.

MetLife is essentially in the backyard of Cushing’s hometown of Oradell, N.J. It’s also the site of Super Bowl XLVIII on Feb. 2, 2014 – a game Cushing has his sights set on helping the Texans reach.

“It would be unbelievable,” he said. “To do that, play 15 minutes from where I grew up, and not only that, to step foot on the same field that ended my season last year – there couldn’t be anything better than that; let’s just say that. That is definitely a motivating factor in the back of my mind right now, something that I keep very clearly in my daily plans.”


Twitter.com/NickScurfield

Recent News

Content on HoustonTexans.com does not necessarily represent the views of the Houston Texans front office staff, coaches or executives.