Houston (CBS Houston) – Houston Texans outside linebacker Jadeveon Clowney was held out of Thursday’s practice in Denver after suffering an apparent stinger on Wednesday.
“A stinger is also called a burner,” Orthopedic surgeon Dr. Kenneth R. First said during his weekly appearance In The Loop. “It’s very common in contact sports, especially football. We’ve actually studied this and the exact mechanism is not well known. It’s thought to be due to a compression or a stretch of the nerves that come out of your neck and go to your shoulder and upper extremity.”
The injury happened Wednesday when Clowney collided with the Denver Broncos’ Jacob Tamme. Clowney has missed various parts of training camp as he recovers from off-season sports hernia surgery, but Dr. First says a stinger isn’t likely to be a big setback.
“It’s usually very temporary. It’s not a problem, if it’s not a recurrent problem,” First said. “This is not like concussions. Three concussions and you got a real problem. Three stingers is not a real problem.”
“We just held him out today,” Bill O’Brien said after practice. “He’ll be fine.”
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