Jadeveon Clowney Reportedly Will Have Surgery on Injured Knee

Rob Goldberg@TheRobGoldbergFeatured ColumnistJanuary 3, 2018

HOUSTON, TX - JANUARY 07:  Jadeveon Clowney #90 of the Oakland Raiders lines up against the Oakland Raiders during the first half of their AFC Wild Card game at NRG Stadium on January 7, 2017 in Houston, Texas.  (Photo by Tim Warner/Getty Images)
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Houston Texans star Jadeveon Clowney will reportedly have minor arthroscopic knee surgery and will miss the Pro Bowl, according to Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle, though he is "expected to make a full recovery and will be able to participate in offseason activities." 

Injuries had been a problem for Clowney early in his career, as he failed to complete a 16-game season in any of his first three years. He was especially limited in his first two seasons, leading many to consider the former No. 1 overall pick a bust.

However, the pass-rusher broke out in 2016, tallying six sacks with 62 tackles while making plenty more plays that didn't show up on the stat sheet. It was enough to earn him his first Pro Bowl selection as well as being named second-team All-Pro by the Associated Press.

He followed it up with another Pro Bowl year in 2017, setting a new career high with 9.5 sacks and 20 tackles for loss while also playing in all 16 games.

This is the latest development in what was an injury-filled year for the Texans, however, with J.J. Watt, Deshaun Watson, Whitney Mercilus and others missing significant time. Thankfully for the Texans, it doesn't appear as though Clowney's injury will cause him to miss any key dates on the offseason schedule.

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