Jadeveon Clowney reportedly won’t be on the field for the Houston Texans in their joint practice session with the San Francisco 49ers tomorrow, or their preseason opener on Sunday.
That’s according to Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle, who reports that Clowney is dealing with some soreness in his knee. The pain is considered minor, and it’s unclear whether it’s the same knee that Clowney had microfracture surgery on to end his rookie season.
He’s expected to return to practice sometime next week, Wilson reports.
Clowney, the No. 1 overall pick back in 2014, has missed 15 regular season games to various injuries, and the AFC Wild Card against the Kansas City Chiefs last postseason. He’s played fewer games in his first two seasons in the league (17) than any former top overall pick since 1994, the first of two disappointing seasons for former New England Patriots defensive lineman Steve Emtman, who played 15 games.
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