Houston Texans linebacker Brian Cushing was released from the hospital Thursday after being admitted for what was called a minor virus, and he may play in Saturday's preseason game against Carolina.
Cushing was in the hospital for two days and missed practice, but head coach Gary Kubiak was not ruling him out for the team's first preseason game.
"Cush has been released (from the hospital) this morning right before we came out to practice," Kubiak said, according to NFL.com. "I'm hoping he's over here this afternoon. He's feeling much better. As long as he's feeling well, he'll go through our jog-through in the morning and he'll get his repetitions on Saturday, so we'll see, but he's doing better."
The Texans are thin at linebacker, and they are considering adding a linebacker to the roster.
Linebacker Keyaron Fox was placed on the season-ending injured reserve list because of knee injury, and he was replaced by Omar Gaither, the Houston Chronicle reported.