On Wednesday night, Pro Football Talk’s Mike Florio reported that Texans linebacker Brian Cushing will miss at least one game due to lingering issues with his surgically-reconstructed knee. On Thursday, coach Bill O’Brien said the report was false.
“First of all, no, I wasn’t aware of that report,” O’Brien told reporters on Thursday. “I was trying to figure out how to try to get a first down against the Tennessee Titans because it was third-down night. And secondly, there is no accuracy to that report.”
Brian Cushing is a very solid player and the Texans could truly use him to get passed the Titans this week. O’Brien went on to say that Cushing has a 50/50 chance to win.
“I think he feels he’s getting better every day,” O’Brien said. “I think coming off that [ACL] injury, you know, postgame is always, there is a lot of soreness. We have to ease him back into the week. Like how we say, he’s day-to-day. We’ll see how he is tomorrow. We’ll bring him to Tennessee and we’ll see how he is before the game.”