Report: Brian Cushing’s season over for Texans

Report: Brian Cushing’s season over for Texans

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KANSAS CITY, MO - OCTOBER 20: Inside linebacker Brian Cushing #56 of the Houston Texans is helped off the field after being injured during the game against the Kansas City Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium on October 20, 2013 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

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by CBSSports.com

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Posted on October 20, 2013 at 8:52 PM

HOUSTON – When Houston Texans linebacker Brian Cushing tore his ACL last season, the team’s defense fell apart. It looks like the Texans will have to deal with a similar obstacle this year.

NFL Media’s Albert Breer has been told by Texans linebacker Brian Cushing that he believes he tore his LCL and broke his leg. Cushing believes he needs surgery and is thought to be done for the season.

Cushing was ruled out right away after Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles’ helmet connected directly with Cushing’s left knee after Cushing came on a blitz. Cushing had to be helped off the field without putting any pressure on his leg, and he was very emotional.

With Cushing out, Daryl Sharpton likely is to enter the starting lineup next to Jay Mays. Houston’s defense played well again Sunday, but the Texans fell to 2-5 on the season after falling 17-16 in Kansas City.

Last season, the Texans had a solid offense to help mitigate Cushing’s loss. That is no longer the case.

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