Jadeveon Clowney had microfracture surgery

The news continues to be unpleasant for Texans rookie outside linebacker Jadeveon Clowney.

According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, Clowney underwent a microfracture procedure on his knee, which involves a nine-month recovery period. This means that in addition to missing most of the 2014 season, Clowney won't be available for any offseason activities until training camp comes around.

This will surely put Clowney at a disadvantage when it comes to getting the necessary reps as a young NFL player. However, Clowney is a freak athlete and the Texans should take the necessary precautions to make sure he's as close to 100 percent as possible next September.

Clowney's career has not gotten off to a good start. Drafted first overall this past May, Clowney did not play much this season due to a knee injury.

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