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Texans vs. Eagles injuries: Jadeveon Clowney is a 'game-time' decision due to illness

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It turns out that Jadeveon Clowney could miss Sunday's game against the Eagles.

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This year's No. 1 overall pick, Jadeveon Clowney, has had a rough road in his rookie season and he is now facing another bump in that journey. The pass rusher is considered a "game-time' decision as he is currently suffering from an illness, according to ESPN's Tania Ganguli. Clowney has only appeared in two games so far this season, as he suffered a knee injury in Week 1.

Clowney suffered a torn meniscus against the Redskins in Week 1 and missed six weeks of action. He returned in Week 8 against the Titans and had two tackles. His status for Sunday has nothing to due with the injury, as Ganguli has reiterated that the rookie is "sick."

If Clowney is unable to play on Sunday, the Eagles will be catching a big break. As if J.J. Watt wasn't enough to deal with, Clowney looked great in the preseason. While illnesses rarely keep players off of the field, Clowney still may miss the game.

Texans head coach Bill O'Brien didn't sound optimistic about Clowney on Friday. He is listed as "questionable" on the team's injury report. If Clowney can't play, former first round pick Whitney Mercilus will start in his place.