Cliff Hawkins/Getty Images(HOUSTON) — Houston Texans linebacker Jadeveon Clowney practiced Friday for the first time since having arthroscopic knee surgery for a torn meniscus during the second week of September.
Clowney, who was the first pick of this year’s draft, practiced with a brace on his right knee. Despite practicing, Clowney will be a game-time decision according to Texans head coach Bill O’Brien.
“He didn’t take a ton of reps today, but the ones that he did he seemed to be moving around well,” O’Brien said.
The 21-year-old was injured during the first half of the Texans season opener versus Washington while trying to bat down a pass. Clowney jumped to hit the ball and landed funny.
Whitney Mercilus has been playing in place of Clowney. In six games this season, Mercilus has 19 tackles.
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