With his right hand in a red cast, Brian Cushing signed autographs and took pictures with patients at Texas Children's Hospital on Wednesday. The six-year veteran took a few minutes from visiting with the children to also answer questions about his recent wrist injury.
"I'm hoping probably this will be my last cast and get that off soon and I'm just focused on getting back," Cushing said. "You know, this is the healthiest offseason I had in a long time so I'm pretty glad about that."
The Pro Bowl inside linebacker, who has rehabbed from major knee surgery in 2012 and 2013, will have a shorter recovery this time around. Cushing underwent offseason surgery for a broken wrist suffered during 2014, as reported by ESPN.
"It's good - my wrist is fine," Cushing said. "I'll be fine. Today, this is really just a main focal point of what we're doing."
Cushing and several of his teammates, including Chris Myers, Ryan Mallett, Ryan Griffin, David Quessenberry, Lonnie Ballentine, Jeff Tarpinian, as well as head coach Bill O'Brien, visited with kids at Texas Children's. Both TCH and the Texans announced a seven-year partnership that begins April 1, 2015 to become the Official Children's Hospital of the Houston Texans.