Jadeveon Clowney on the mend after latest injury
The foot injury that kept Houston Texans linebacker Jadeveon Clowney out of the team's final two games didn't require offseason surgery, head coach Bill O'Brien said this week.
Speaking with reporters at the Senior Bowl in Mobile, Ala., OBrien said the second year linebacker's sprained foot is on the mend.
“JD is feeling better about his foot,” O’Brien said.
In 13 games last season, Clowney had 40 tackles and a career-high 4.5 sacks. He missed two games earlier in the year with back and ankle injuries before sitting out Houston's Week 17 win over the Jacksonville Jaguars, as well as the team's playoff loss to the Kansas City Chiefs, with the foot injury.
Houston is hoping the first overall pick in the 2014 draft can finally put his injury issues behind. Clowney was limited to four games as rookie before having season-ending microfracture surgery on his knee.
Clowney has said he intends to "come back and dominate the league" next season.