Texans Rookie QB Deshaun Watson Suffers Torn ACL, Out For Season


Adam Schefter is reporting that tests on Texans QB Deshaun Watson did, in fact, reveal a torn ACL, which means he’ll obviously miss the remainder of the season.

According to Schefter, Watson went down during a normal drill while running a read option on a grass field.

Tom Savage will, obviously, draw the start for the Texans at quarterback for Sunday’s game against the Colts.

You can expect the Texans to place him on injured reserve in the coming days and add someone to their roster in the coming days.

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Ian Rapoport of NFL Media is reporting that the Texans fear QB Deshaun Watson suffered a torn ACL during Thursday’s today.

According to Rapoport, Watson went down with a non-contact injury and is now scheduled to undergo an MRI in near future to determine the severity of the injury.

The Texans have already lost a few key contributors in DE J.J. Watt and OLB Whitney Mercilus, but this would be devasting news for the franchise.

In situations like this, it’s rare for a team to get good news regarding an ACL injury and even when they do in the case of Ryan Tannehill, it could still lead to surgery at some point. At this point, an ACL injury would likely take Watson up the start of training camp to complete his rehab.

Watson, 22, was taken in the first-round of this year’s NFL draft by the Texans. He signed a four-year, $13.854 million with the Texans and stands to make base salaries of $465,000 and $1,094,740 over the first two years of the agreement.

In 2017, Watson has appeared in seven games for the Texans and thrown for 1,699 yards while completing 61.8 percent of his passes to go along with 19 touchdowns and eight interceptions. He has also rushed for 269 yards on two touchdowns. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 24 quarterback out of 34 qualifying players.

We’ll have more regarding Watson’s injury as the news is available.

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