While three months of recovery sounds like a pretty long time, considering Houston Texans linebacker Brian Cushing suffered a broken fibula and a torn LCL in the Texans’ one-point loss to the Kansas City Cheifs on Sunday, it’s something Cushing and the Texans are content with given the alternatives.
After Cushing suffered the injury, there was fear that the talented linebacker potentially suffered injuries to his MCL, ACL and PCL though tests on Sunday evening and Monday morning showed no such damage, leaving Cushing with ‘just’ a torn LCL and a broken fibula. Those injuries should keep Cushing on the shelf for at least three months:
Tests confirm broken fibula, torn LCL for Texans LB Brian Cushing. ACL, PCL, MCL, patella are fine. Three-month recovery timetable for Cush.
Cushing will obviously miss the remainder of the regular season and likely any playoffs if the Texans were somehow able to magically find themselves in postseason contention, though, he should be fine for his offseason workouts and be ready for the 2014 season without any lingering issues.