HOUSTON – The Houston Texans returned home to Reliant Stadium early Tuesday morning after their 23-17 victory of the New York Jets, but the celebrations come with concerns over Brian Cushing’s left knee.
Cushing was taken out of the game in the second quarter after he suffered a possible torn ACL during Monday night’s game. Coach Gary Kubiak said he was “very concerned” about it.
“I don’t want to jump the gun,” Kubiak said. “He’ll get it looked at when we get home and we’ll hope for the best.
The linebacker will undergo an MRI to see if the injury is long-term. He led the Texans with 38 sacks entering the game.
“I don’t know what happened. They tell me he cut on the play and his foot might have got stuck in the turf.”
“This is a physical game that we play,” safety Danieal Manning said. “We’re a physical team and you tend to have those kind of injuries. They kind of go with the territory.”
The good news is the Texans are now in the middle of a history-making season, having gone 5-0.
The team's four charter buses, complete with a police escourt, rolled into Reliant Stadium around 5 a.m. Tuesday after picking the players up at the airport.