Deshaun Watson did tear his ACL, per source. Tests on-site revealed tear. @rapsheet first mentioned this possibility.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) November 2, 2017
This has been one of the most injury-plagued NFL seasons that I can remember. Stars like JJ Watt, Odell Beckham Jr., Andrew Luck, Aaron Rodgers, Julian Edelman, Eric Berry, David Johnson and now Deshaun Watson have all gone down with a season-ending injury.
For Watson, he suffered a torn ACL during a non-contact drill in practice. To come all this way, prove all of his doubters wrong, take the starting job from Tom Savage, and look like a damn MVP candidate halfway through the season just to get hurt in practice, man that really sucks.
By no means am I a Texans fan, but I am a football fan. Watson was so fun to watch in college and he carried that electric, mobile style of play to the NFL. This was something not many scouts believed he could do. Seeing a kid with such a bright future go down like that this early in his career is just hard to watch. Adding him to the list of other stars to go down this year is really bad for football.
From what I’ve seen on Twitter, Watson has plenty of support:
Been overcoming adversity your entire life & never lost faith once. The battle is already won, claim ur victory, born winner. @deshaunwatson
— Teddy Bridgewater (@teddyb_h2o) November 2, 2017
Awful news about @deshaunwatson …😔😔😔 praying for a speedy recovery! Hate to hear that but he still has a bright future!
— Richard Sherman (@RSherman_25) November 2, 2017
— LeBron James (@KingJames) November 2, 2017
Prayers for @deshaunwatson ! Hope for a speedy recovery. Big fan of yours!
— Jacoby Brissett (@JBrissett12) November 2, 2017
— Warren Moon (@WMoon1) November 2, 2017
Hopefully, he can make a full recovery and get back to that same level of play next year. The league needs young stars like him on the field every week.
Written By: Nick Cherico (@NickCherico2)