According to ESPN‘s Ed Werner, Houston Texans linebacker Brian Cushing is scheduled to have surgery today with Dr. James Andrews to repair damage to his knee.
Cushing tore his LCL and broke his left leg while being blocked by Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles during Sunday’s 17-16 loss to Kansas City. Cushing will miss the rest of the season, the second time in two years that the star linebacker was lost for the season with a knee injury. He tore his ACL Week 5 of last season.
According to Texans head coach Gary Kubiak:
I think he was playing at a defensive player of the year-type of level. Then here he goes again, he’s got to go through this.
So I know it’s very difficult for him … [and] I know Cush will do everything he can to get back. But you hate to see anybody go through that especially twice now.
Cushing vowed that the injury will not prevent him form playing next season, via Twitter:
It’s not how many times you fall down but how many times you get back up. Life is tough but I’m the toughest SOB it’s ever seen. Ill be back
Cushing signed a six-year contract worth $55.6 million with the Texans before this season.