Brian Cushing Rejoins Texans, Keyaron Fox Out Indefinitely: Fantasy Implications

HOUSTON - OCTOBER 10: Linebacker Brian Cushing #56 of the Houston Texans tries to get the crowd into the game against the New York Giants at Reliant Stadium on October 10, 2010 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)

Brian Cushing was released from the hospital Thursday after coming down with a virus during team meetings. The Houston Texans may have lost another linebacker for the season, however, after Keyaron Fox injured his knee Wednesday. We break down the fantasy implications.

Brian Cushing was released from the hospital Thursday afternoon and is set to rejoin the Houston Texans after coming down with a virus during team meetings Tuesday. He has not been ruled out for the preseason opener against the Carolina Panthers on Saturday. Inside linebacker Keyaron Fox, meanwhile, may be out for the season due to a knee injury suffered during practice Wednesday.

Analysis: Of the two linebackers, only Cushing has any serious value as an IDP. He recorded 114 tackles, two forced fumbles and two interceptions last season despite the Texans moving towards a more ball-control offense. Fox has failed to appear in just three games over his last three seasons, but he hasn't put up corresponding numbers. He has a combined 80 tackles over that span. Houston may be getting a bit worried about depth in the linebacking corps, but you can sleep easy as it pertains to your fantasy team.

For more on the Texans' linebacker situation, head over to Battle Red Blog and check out SB Nation Houston.

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