Houston Texans rookie pass rusher Jadeveon Clowney hasn't quite lived up to the No. 1 overall pick expectations this season, and that is mainly due to the injuries he has been suffering throughout the year.

Of course, Texans fans are not happy about this, but head coach Bill O'Brien came in defense for the former South Carolina star.

"This guy has worked extremely hard to recover from injuries," he said. "And I want to be real clear about this with him, as it relates to us here to the Houston Texans. We think very highly of him. We know he's going to be a really good player. He's been unlucky. I don't really care what anybody thinks about what I say in that realm of being unlucky or lucky. He's had a sports hernia, he's had a concussion and now he's dealing with a knee injury. Those things are not easy in your rookie year."

Clowney recently suffered a setback with his knee injury recently, leaving him out of the team's win over the Tennessee Titans on Sunday.

"He's in here every day working extremely hard to get better," O'Brien said. "He's definitely day to day, we'll have to see how he feels and take him out there and run and see if he can cut and do some of the things that really make him the player that he is. He'll be honest with us. He's a good kid. He's a good teammate. He's working hard to get back out on the field."

Hopefully Clowney can prove people wrong once he gets back to the field this season and with a strong sophomore campaign in 2015.


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