Houston’s Clowney out with ankle injury

Jadeveon Clowney, Joe Thomas
FILE - In this Nov. 16, 2014, file photo, Houston Texans outside linebacker Jadeveon Clowney (90) rushes against Cleveland Browns tackle Joe Thomas in the third quarter of an NFL football game in Cleveland. Clowney was reminded this week that he injured his right knee in his NFL debut a year ago. He had arthroscopic knee surgery after that first game and returned to play three other games. But he never felt right and eventually had season-ending microfracture surgery on the same knee. (AP Photo/David Richard, File)

HOUSTON (AP) – Houston Texans outside linebacker Jadeveon Clowney is out for Sunday’s game against Jacksonville with an ankle injury.

Clowney injured his right ankle before halftime in Houston’s loss to the Colts on Oct. 8, but returned after missing only a couple of plays. The Texans hoped he would be ready for this game, but ruled him out on Friday after he missed practice all week.

The top overall draft pick last year has appeared in each game for the Texans this season with four starts. He has 12 tackles, three passes defensed and has forced a fumble, but has yet to get his first NFL sack.

He played just four games as a rookie because of various injuries before having season-ending microfracture surgery on his right knee in December.

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