Jadeveon Clowney’s rookie season with the Houston Texans consisted of four games before the team put him on season-ending injured reserve with a knee injury. It appears his sophomore season could be affected as a result of the surgery as well. ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports on Tuesday night that Clowney underwent microfracture surgery on Monday and could be sidelined nine months. Clowney tore his meniscus in the Texans’ first game on Sept. 7 and missed six games following arthroscopic surgery. The No. 1 overall pick from 2014 draft finishes the season with seven tackles.
Simple math puts Clowney’s status for the start of the 2015 in jeopardy due to the nine-month recovery time.
Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce missed the 2013 season following microfracture surgery in October but he’s come back this year to make 51 catches for Kansas City. Other NFL players who’ve undergone microfracture surgery include Reggie Bush, Kellen Winslow Jr., Marques Colston and Maurice Jones-Drew.