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Jadeveon Clowney Suffers Knee Injury In NFL Debut

NO. 1 DRAFT PICK FORCED TO LEAVE GAME …  Former University of South Carolina (and South Pointe High School) football standout Jadeveon Clowney suffered a knee injury in his National Football League debut with the Houston Texans. The No. 1 pick in the 2014 NFL draft, Clowney left the Texans’…

NO. 1 DRAFT PICK FORCED TO LEAVE GAME … 

Former University of South Carolina (and South Pointe High School) football standout Jadeveon Clowney suffered a knee injury in his National Football League debut with the Houston Texans.

The No. 1 pick in the 2014 NFL draft, Clowney left the Texans’ game against the Washington Redskins late in the second quarter and did not return.  He was able to walk off the field on his own strength, albeit with a noticeable limp.

Clowney’s injury occurred as he was pass-rushing Redskins’ quarterback Robert Griffin III.  The 6-foot-6, 266-pound defensive end leaped in the air attempting to deflect a pass from Griffin and landed awkwardly.

Prior to his injury, Clowney registered a tackle for loss for the Texans – who defeated the Redskins 17-6 at Reliant Stadium in Houston.

Clowney’s status for the Texans’ week two matchup against the Oakland Raiders is uncertain.

Dubbed the “most freakish specimen” in the draft, Clowney signed a four-year contract with the Texans in June that included a $14.5 million signing bonus and more than $22.3 in guaranteed money.

Houston head coach Bill O’Brien said after the game early reports on Clowney’s knee were good but that the superstar rookie could miss some time.

“They think it’s a good prognosis so it looks like it’s going to be okay,” O’Brien said. “He may miss some time, he may not. Who knows? So we’ll know better as the week goes on.”

UPDATE: The official word on Clowney is a meniscus tear.  He will miss 4-6 weeks.

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19 comments

Stymie Yelodog September 7, 2014 at 4:52 pm

That damn Chicken Curse just won’t die.

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SC Political Digest September 7, 2014 at 5:13 pm

Hey FITS, wouldn’t it be smart to make sure he is really hurt bad, before getting your rocks off. You know what they say about men who go pre-mature…..You did that w/ Sammy Watkins, didn’t you?

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Squishy123 September 7, 2014 at 5:28 pm

Shut the fuck up and go work on your blog, he’s not hurt, he’s lazy.

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SC Political Digest September 7, 2014 at 6:04 pm

Sounds like he’s pretty smart. You depend on Obama – who takes it from us – for your welfare check and food stamps…JD done got paid. He don’t need handouts, like you…

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Squishy123 September 7, 2014 at 8:54 pm

We President now, Obama gonna pay my bills.

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SC Political Digest September 7, 2014 at 6:04 pm

Sounds like he’s pretty smart. You depend on Obama – who takes it from us – for your welfare check and food stamps…JD done got paid. He don’t need handouts, like you…

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Bible Thumper September 7, 2014 at 11:29 pm

Sorry about Clowney. He will be out about 6 weeks.
Spiller, Hopkins and Watkins each had a good night.

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SC Political Digest September 8, 2014 at 6:20 am

I guess you’re free to celebrate now. Classy. I, on the other hand, was hoping for the best when the extent was not known. And I’d say that for any of your Clemson players too. I don’t want to see any of them get hurt.

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Squishy123 September 7, 2014 at 5:27 pm

Doesn’t matter to him if he plays or not, he’s getting $36 million in guaranteed money. Foot surgery, hernia surgery, concussion, hurt knee… just like college it’s one thing after another with him.

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Original Good Old Boy September 8, 2014 at 2:02 pm

Still about $35.95 million more than you probably make in a year.

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Can you say bust? September 7, 2014 at 8:35 pm

He’s just warming up. He’s on black people time.

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Sam September 8, 2014 at 9:03 am

Kind of a tender little thing, ain’t he?

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Smirks September 8, 2014 at 9:44 am

Better to lose 4-6 weeks than an entire season, or worse, a career. Get well soon man.

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alyx227 September 8, 2014 at 9:58 am

Everyone needs to go back and look at his college record and injuries. Always hurt, always a distraction. I watched him play yesterday and JJ Watt and Swearinger worked their asses off and Clowney most of the time was just hanging in the backfield. Prior to the draft sportswriters across the country were saying he had a poor work ethic and was a distraction and a huge risk for anyone willing to draft him for the NFL. Well so far, the writers have been exactly right!

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Mark M. September 8, 2014 at 9:58 am

Two years. He’ll be out of football, back in Rock Hill, pissing his money away.

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Squishy123 September 8, 2014 at 11:21 am

Corey Miller ring a bell? Except his money has been done pissed away.

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listen up marky mark September 8, 2014 at 12:43 pm

probably not seeing as his deal he signed with Puma is for $100 million +

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Mark M. September 8, 2014 at 1:03 pm

Seeing how those contracts are structured in a way that pretty much requires the person making the money actually plays the game, the numbers mean little.
Do you think, for a moment, that Puma is going to continue pay him if he’s pulling bong hits, and eating Cheeto’s on his couch? Dream on.
Endorsements aren’t guaranteed money, and they are weighted heavily to the favor of the Endorser. I’ll assure you that there’s an escape clause for Puma should he suffer a career ending injury.

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LSU September 8, 2014 at 11:42 am

I hope the guy comes back soon. Never want to see anyone hurt. Anyone.

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