Like clockwork, six weeks to the day after Houston Texans linebacker Jadeveon Clowney underwent an arthroscopic knee procedure that reportedly carried a recovery time of four to six weeks, toes started to tap.
That was over a month ago.
Now, according to The Houston Chronicle's John McClain, the rookie "is getting a second opinion from Dr. James Andrews," who "will examine Clowney's knee in Birmingham, Ala., and report back to the Texans." Andrews will likely offer his opinion on the necessity, or lack thereof, of the linebacker pursuing further surgical intervention.
Dr. Andrews' consult represents the latest frustration surrounding the 2014 NFL draft's No. 1 pick, frustration that reportedly started to mount within the Texans organization in early November.
Unfortunately, the nature of Clowney's injury set him up for that frustration from the get-go. Even with the best doctors practicing the best medicine—Dr. Walt Lowe and his surgical team undoubtedly fall into and even help lead said group—some injuries pose unique challenges.