(HOUSTON) — The Texans suffered a big blow on Wednesday when the team announced that linebacker Brian Cushing will be out for the remainder of the season with a torn left knee ligament.
Cushing was hurt during the second quarter of Houston’s 24-17 win over the New York Jets on Monday night on a low block by guard Matt Slauson.
“A big blow for our team,” Kubiak said. “We have to have guys pick it up around him and we’ve got to find a way to move forward. We’re all just disappointed for him. It’s a tough day for him.”
The Texans (5-0) will take on the Packers (2-3) on Sunday night and Kubiak expects his team to step up in that position.
“I do know what this group is made of and I know what they’re capable of,” Kubiak said, “and we’ll find a way to work through it and somebody else will come out of this and become a good player for us. I have a lot of confidence in that.”
Tim Dobbins came in after Cushing was sidelined on Monday and finished with four tackles and a pass deflection. Kubiak has said Dobbins is “option No. 1” to fill the void.
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Jill Martin, CNN