Brian Cushing played through broken wrist

Houston Texans linebacker Brian Cushing had surgery to repair a broken right wrist.

Cushing played thruogh the injury, playing hurt last season.

"I was playing with it broken for a while," Cushing told reporters. "It was kind of one of those things, after a game I woke up and it was sore. I've bumped my wrist before, didn't think it was a big deal, got a little better, got a little worse. This kept getting worse and worse. I figured something was up with it."

Cushing is expected to need three months to rehab his injury.

Cushing had a rough season last year.

"There's a different mindset when you go out onto the field and you know you're 100 percent and you know you're going to take over a game," Cushing said. "And there's (the mindset) where you know you're probably going to be limited, and it's tough. The worst feeling in the world is being on the sideline.

"There was a good amount of time during critical games last year I was (on the sideline). And sometimes not even playing, missing two games. As a captain and a guy who's been here for a while, I consider myself a big impact player. To get that taken away from you is kind of an empty feeling. But it's not forever."

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Aaron Wilson covers the NFL for National Football Post, his second stint at the Post. He has previously written for Pro Football Talk and FOX Sports-Scout. Entering his 13th year covering the Baltimore Ravens, he's a beat writer for The Baltimore Sun. Wilson has also covered the Jacksonville Jaguars and Tennessee Titans.

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