Houston Texans linebacker Brian Cushing suffered a concussion during his team’s heartbreaking 23-20 loss to the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday. The injury was sustained during the third quarter, after which Cushing left the game and did not return. Cushing was in the midst of a good performance — he’d recorded nine tackles and forced a fumble up until the point he was concussed — and, after he was removed, the Houston defense allowed its only touchdown of the contest.
Cushing was not allowed to speak with the media after the game, but Antonio Smith, the Houston defensive end, said that Cushing was doing well.
The fifth-year player out of USC is having a strong season. He’s recorded 33 tackles (solo and assisted) and has even returned an interception for a touchdown (against the San Diego Chargers).
Sunday’s loss will be a tough one for Houston fans to swallow. The Texans appeared to be in control of the game, leading by a score of 20-6 at the start of the fourth quarter. But Seattle cornerback Richard Sherman had a 58-yard interception return for a touchdown to send the game into overtime, and kicker Steven Hauschka hit the game-winning field goal with 3:19 left in the extra session.
We wish Cushing the best on his recovery. We’ll bring you more information when it is available.