"I just think it makes you appreciate playing when you miss so much ball like that," Kubiak said. "He's very driven, and he's come back and been a big emotional leader for our football team."
Cushing was the Defensive Rookie of the Year in 2009. He's had more than 110 tackles in the two seasons when he played each game. The Texans are hoping he is as effective as he was before the injury,NFL Jerseys China
, when he finished with 114 tackles and four sacks in 2011.