Houston Texans’ star quarterback Deshaun Watson is out for the rest of the season just when the Houston team seemed to be firing in sync offensively. He hurt himself in practice today.
The Houston Texans must now depend on the quarterback Deshaun Watson replaced as the starter, Tom Savage. Will Savage step up?
Deshaun Watson out for the season
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NFL.com reports the following.
One of the most memorable rookie seasons in memory has been cruelly cut short. Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson tore his right ACL in practice Thursday, sources informed of the situation told NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport and NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo. Watson’s remarkable debut season is over.
An MRI on the knee confirmed the full extent of the injury, Rapoport reported. He suffered it on a non-contact play, Rapoport added. Watson, who tore his left ACL during his playing days at Clemson, is facing an 8-9 month rehabilitation and should be back in time for the start of the 2018 season.
Texans coach Bill O’Brien did not talk about any issues regarding Watson’s knee during his Thursday news conference. The team only listed Watson as limited after the practice session.
“I talked to Deshaun late this afternoon and we are disappointed,” said Dabo Swinney, who coached Watson during his days at Clemson. … “All he did after the injury in 2014 was come back and lead us to the National Championship game twice and, of course, we won it last year,” Swinney continued. “He started all 30 games the last two years here. I have no doubt he will come back from this. He has the resolve. His work ethic and drive are incredible.”
Deshaun Watson’s last performance was impressive. He passed for 402 yards and four touchdowns as the Texans lost to the Seattle Seahawks 41-38, a game that absent serious defensive failures, they would have won.