Texans linebacker Brian Cushing went down yesterday with what looked to be a pretty bad leg injury. Cushing has torn the ACL in his right knee before, and that is the spot he was favoring after the play.
Turns out, the injury was somehow worse than it looked. Not only did Cushing tear his LCL, he also managed to break his fibula. The torn LCL, the broken fibula, and the previously torn ACL do not bode well for Cushing's future. The loss of Cushing, a focal point of the Texans defense, is a devastating blow to a team that was already performing below expectations.
On the other side of the ball, however, the Texans saw a glimmer of hope from rookie hometown hero Case Keenum. Keenum threw 15 of 25 (60%) for a TD and 0 interceptions in his career debut against a scary good Kansas City defense. Is he the answer to the Texans' offensive woes? Perhaps, but they will need another component of their offense to heal up before their next game. Arian Foster went down with a hamstring injury in the first quarter and did not play for the remainder of the game. The Texans are lucky to have a bye week coming, giving Foster some time to nurse the injury before returning to the field.
Texans tickets are available for as little as $88 for their game against the Colts on November 3rd at Reliant Stadium.