D.J. Swearinger to wear brace 3-4 weeks

J.J. Watt won't be the only one on the Texans defense with an identifiable elbow brace. D.J. Swearinger will also continue to wear a brace on his left arm.

"I have to wear it for about three or four more weeks," Swearinger said during Tuesday's Verizon Players show on Texans Radio .

The second-year safety injured his left elbow in Week 2 against the Oakland Raiders following "friendly fire," colliding with Brian Cushing. Swearinger, who wore the elbow brace in practice last week, rocked a bright-red one in Sunday's game against the New York Giants.

"I actually got it spray-painted because I didn't like the black because we don't have black in the uniform," Swearinger said, laughing. "It definitely has to be red, white, or blue."

While Watt wears his elbow brace each week in order to protect against further injury, Swearinger is ready to leave his behind and regain his arm mobility.

"I sort of have to get used to it for these next three weeks but as soon as we are 100 percent on this elbow, I'm taking if off," Swearinger said.

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