HOUSTON (AP) - Houston Texans star linebacker Brian Cushing is turning his focus to his recovery in the wake of a season-ending knee injury.
Cushing, Houston's leading tackler, was hurt in the Texans' 23-17 win over the New York Jets on Monday night on a low, rolling hit by guard Matt Slauson. He was placed on injured reserve with a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee.
A first-round draft pick in 2009, Cushing has no timetable for his return, saying that he's going to ``be smart'' about it.
Tim Dobbins will start in his place when the Texans (5-0) play Green Bay (2-3) on Sunday night.
Slauson was fined $10,000 by the NFL. Cushing wouldn't say if he thought Slauson's hit crossed the line.

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