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The expected has become official with Brian Cushing, and the Texans’ defensive anchor who was injured last night after a questionable block by Jets guard Matt Slauson will miss the rest of the season due to a torn ACL.

Head coach Gary Kubiak confirmed the results of an MRI during his Tuesday afternoon press conference. There are several options to replace Cushing, but Kubiak said that Tim Dobbins, who came in last night at middle linebacker, will carry on in that role.

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Upon hearing about the severity of Brian Cushing’s injury, there will be those who maintain faith about the Texans and their undefeated season, and their ability to keep that unblemished record in tact even without one of the league’s premier tacklers. They’ll point to the glut of injuries sustained by the Texans last year, a vortex that sucked back two quarterbacks, Andre Johnson, Mario Williams, and Arian Foster for a handful of games.

So brace for impact, clingers of hope, and just completely forget that although it was a joyous occasion last January when Houston won a playoff game with some guy named T.J. Yates as their quarterback, they lost three straight games to end the season, which included losses to the lowly Colts, Panthers, and Titans.

Alright, ready? Because I’ve buried this lede far enough to delay the agony. The Texans fear that Cushing will be lost for the season due to a torn ACL, according to a report early this morning from Pro Football Talk. An MRI later today will reveal the severity of the injury, but Cushing was on crutches after Houston’s Monday night win over the Jets following a cut block by guard Matt Slauson.

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