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Rookie Cushing sitting out game

Updated: January 22, 2010, 2:16 PM ET
Associated Press

HOUSTON -- Houston Texans rookie Brian Cushing will not play in the Pro Bowl because of several injuries.

The linebacker dealt with foot, knee and rib injuries, as well as a broken finger, this season. He initially said he would be healthy enough to play but changed his mind Friday.

Cushing says he's disappointed he'll miss the annual all-star game that will be played Jan. 31 in Miami.

The former Southern California standout was the 15th overall pick in the draft. He had 133 ...

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