Duane Brown has been relatively silent since his injury. That has been due to his focus on rehabbing a quad injury suffered at the end of the 2015 season which required nine months to a year in rehab for Brown to get back to full strength.
The Texans opted not to put Brown on the regular season PUP list, which would have kept him off the field for at least six weeks. The veteran left tackle will return before that six week window, but the exact time is still unknown.
http://www.scout.com/nfl/texans/story/1703303-3-udfas-prove-their-worth-... “Not yet. We’re still working on that. Just taking it a day at a time right now,” said Brown regarding when he could return. “It’s progressing very well. Getting back on the field, doing position specific things, getting in shape. Everything is going great right now. I haven’t put a day or a week yet on when I’ll be out there, but I’m just trying to keep going.”
The torn quadriceps in his right leg is an injury that needs to be monitored closely, especially with the strain that is put on the muscle due to Brown’s size. The Texans and their medical staff have to make sure that he has no setbacks before he takes the field.
Brown talked about how well his quad is feeling.
“A whole lot better. It’s like night and day.” He continued, “Keeping my swelling under control. Being able to go out there and just have consecutive days of hard work.”
It will continue to be a process to get Brown back on the field but the return of the most tenured Texans player on the roster will be an added plus when he is able to contribute to the team’s performance once more.