Texans LT Brown Has Ankle Procedure
By Nate Woelfel
Houston Texans left tackle Duane Brown underwent surgery on Wednesday to shave a bone spur off one of his ankles.
Brown was unable to finish practice on Monday due to discomfort in his ankle region. After additional evaluations, he and the Texans opted for surgery.
“Duane has a bone spur that’s been bothering him somewhere on his ankle area,” Texans head coach Gary Kubiak said. “[We] made a decision yesterday to go ahead and shave it, so he’s having that done this morning. It’s a minor procedure. He’s fine. We just wanna make sure it’s something that’s not a problem when we go to camp.”
Recovery time has been estimated to be around one month.
Brown, a first-round pick of the Texans in the 2008 draft, has proven to be dependable during the early portion of his pro career. He has played in all-but four games since being drafted and played in all 18 games a year ago.
A first-team All-Pro pick last season, Brown is currently in the second year of a seven-year $56.2 million deal. He is set to make $6 million during 2013.