Sep 15, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Texans inside linebacker Brian Cushing (56) celebrates stopping a run on the one-yard line against the Tennessee Titans during the second half at Reliant Stadium. The Texans won 30-24. Mandatory Credit: Thomas Campbell-USA TODAY Sports

Brian Cushing cleared to play after concussion

Houston Texans linebacker Brian Cushing suffered a concussion last week in the team’s tough overtime loss to the Seattle Seahawks, on what was seemed to be one of the last plays of the game. Albeit mild, Cushing still had to get cleared by the NFL, as is protocol for anyone that receives any form of a concussion. Cushing is one of the best players of the Houston Texans defense, and the team would be a great loss if he was unable to suit up. But lucky for the team, Cushing has officially been cleared to play on Sunday.

According to, Cushing had no doubt in his mind that he wouldn’t be ready to play on Sunday.

There were some steps that I had to go through, but everything went real smooth. There were no setbacks or anything like that. Pretty much, the general consensus the whole time was that I would play.

Head Coach Gary Kubiak couldn’t be more excited that he get’s Cushing in for what looks to be a tough match up against the San Francisco 49ers.

He’s good, took all his stuff he normally takes and ready to go.

The Pro-Bowler has 25 tackles on the season already, which is a team-high for the Texans. Houston will take on Colin Kaepernick and the San Francisco 49ers during Primetime tonight.




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