Texans' Deshaun Watson Is Said to Have Torn ACL

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The Injury apparently came in practice on Thursday and was suffered without contact to the rookie.

Houston Texans rookie quarterback Deshaun Watson went down with a potential season-ending injury during practice Thursday.

The Houston Texans look to have taken a devastating hit that could derail their season. The wording from Rapoport leaves open the smallest window for optimism, but if the Texans' worries are confirmed, Watson would surely be out for the year.

Watson was coming off the most impressive performance of his young career before suffering the injury.




Watson passed for 16 touchdowns in October for 1,171 yards with five interceptions for a 116.0 passer rating.

In seven games (six starts) for the Texans this season, Watson has thrown for 1,699 yards and 19 touchdowns. He was a favorite to win the NFL Rookie of the Year award. He also rushed for 145 yards and a score.

Houston is expected to start Tom Savage during Sunday's game against the Indianapolis Colts.

In his last outing against the Seattle Seahawks, Watson became the first rookie in National Football League history to throw for over 400 yards and rush for over 60 in the same game (402 yds, four TDs, three INTs, 67 rush yds).

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