According to the Houston Chronicle’s John McClain, Brian Cushing the former USC Trojan linebacker had to undergo three different surgeries this off-season. The 28 year old linebacker is banged up bad, but when healthy he is a top tier linebacker in the league. The three different surgeries were on his wrist, ankle and knee. One to repair a broken right wrist, one arthroscopic procedure on his left ankle and a procedure on the left knee that has plagued him for years.
“It’s not uncommon for stuff like that to happen. It’s just little things here and there, the residual effects of two major surgeries and injuries, the wear and tear of playing throughout the season,” Cushing told the Houston Chronicle. “There were still some things bothering me a little bit. Just went in there and had real good success in both areas and looking forward to a very healthy and productive season. We have the technology and the doctors, especially in Houston, to do a simple, minor procedure like that. Go in, clean whatever needs to get out of there and just feel better.”
Cushing thinks he will be ready to perform in camp.
“It’s coming along real well,” he said. “I’m going to start working out a little bit. From a pain standpoint, there’s really nothing going on there. I’m real happy about that. I’m real happy to get the cast off and start doing some physical therapy on it, and I don’t have to worry about it anymore.”
How many more injuries can this guy endure and when is it time to cut ties with him?