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Clowney day-to-day, no structural damage to back

Jadeveon Clowney is expected to be fine after he left Sunday's game against Tennessee with a back injury.

"Jadeveon Clowney, I would say he is day-to-day," head coach Bill O'Brien said Monday.

Clowney suffered no structural damage to his back, according to O'Brien. He hurt his back in the first quarter and tried to re-enter the game on the next series. After re-aggravating it, Clowney left the game for good and headed to the locker room.

Clowney was coming off a Week 7 performance where he led the team with a career-high eight tackles (seven solo), including two for a loss and a sack, the first of his NFL career, at Miami. Clowney has started five of six games he's seen action in this season. He missed just one game, at Jacksonville on Oct. 18, with an ankle injury.

"Look, I think that JD has been here for about a year and a half," O'Brien said after Sunday's game. "He's had some unlucky injuries. There's no question about that. I don't think you can determine a career on a year and a half. I think that this guy's got a lot of football left in him. I think when he has played, I think he's played very well."

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