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Houston Texans star Jadeveon Clowney out for 9 months

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The Houston Texans have had a much better 2014 NFL season than they enjoyed in 2013 where they were so bad they landed the number one pick.

But the Texans have managed to be so improved despite missing the man they chose with that number one pick in the draft before the season even started. 

9 Months

And now, after missing double digit games in 2014, it looks like Jadeveon Clowney will be missing the start of the 2015 season as well. 

According to reports from ESPN, the Texans are sending Clowney for micro-fracture knee surgery and he is expected to be sidelined for around nine months according to team estimates.

"We expect a full recovery," Texans general manager Rick Smith told's Tania Ganguli.

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After he met with renowned orthopedic surgeon James Andrews on Wednesday, it was determined that Clowney needed a second surgery on his right knee.

The Surgery

Professional athletes undergoing the surgery Clowney has have had mixed results. Some such as Marques Colston have recovered completely while others like Greg Oden were never effective players again after the procedure.

The knee surgery finally ends a season for the former Gamecocks star which never really got going. He sat out half the preseason with a concussion, tore his meniscus in the first game of the season and when he finally returned to the football field he was never really healthy, missing more games and finally now being made to undergo a second operation.

Clowney ends his much-hyped rookie season having racked up just seven tackles, and no sacks.

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