NFL reviewing Slauson’s block on Texans’ Cushing

NFL reviewing Slauson’s block on Texans’ Cushing

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EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - OCTOBER 08: Brian Cushing #56 of the Houston Texans is tended to after he was injured against the New York Jets at MetLife Stadium on October 8, 2012 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Alex Trautwig/Getty Images)

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Associated Press

Posted on October 11, 2012 at 1:07 PM

FLORHAM PARK, N.J.—The NFL is reviewing the block by New York Jets guard Matt Slauson that ended the season for Houston Texans star linebacker Brian Cushing because of a knee injury.

Cushing was hurt in the second quarter of the Texans’ 23-17 win Monday night on a low hit by Slauson. Cushing walked off the field on his own, but didn’t return. He was placed on injured reserve with a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee.
League spokesman Greg Aiello confirmed that the play is being looked at, as USA Today first reported Wednesday.
Slauson says he did not intend to injure Cushing, but insisted that the block was legal and hoped it didn’t warrant a fine. Coach Rex Ryan agreed with Slauson, adding that he feels “terrible” for Cushing.
 

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