Jadeveon Clowney was inactive Sunday against Tennessee, and might be again this Sunday in Jacksonville. A knee injury that required surgery in early September has limited the rookie linebacker to just three games since he started in the first half of Week 1.
"I'm not sure about his playing status for this week," head coach Bill O'Brien said on Monday. "But I do want to say that this guy has worked extremely hard to recover from injures."
Clowney didn't practice at all during the week of preparation for the Titans. Since being drafted by the
Texans in early May, he's been "unlucky", according to O'Brien.
"He has had a sports hernia, a concussion, and now he is dealing with a knee injury," O'Brien said. "Those things are not easy in your rookie year. He is in there working extremely hard to get better."
In the four games he's played this season, Clowney's registered five tackles. Three of those tackles were for a loss. The first overall pick in the Draft, according to O'Brien, has been "working hard to get back on the field".
The Texans had Monday and Tuesday off, and will return to the practice field on Wednesday at the Houston Methodist Training Center.