Report: Deshaun Watson has torn ACL

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The Houston Texans’ season is over if Deshaun Watson is unable to finish the year due to a torn ACL.

The 2017 NFL season has been absolutely brutal for the Houston Texans as well as with many other NFL teams when it comes to injuries.

The Texans have already lost defensive stars J.J. Watt and Whitney Mercilus to season-ending injuries. Now they may have lost their best offensive player.

Ian Rapoport of NFL Media is reporting that star rookie quarterback Deshaun Watson may have suffered a torn ACL during Thursday’s practice.

It’s amazing how so many players are suffering ACL injuries without being hit.

Of course this happens right after the Texans traded left tackle Duane Brown to the Seattle Seahawks earlier in the week.

If Watson is done for the season, Houston could use a left tackle like Brown to protect veteran quarterback Tom Savage.  Too bad they’ll have to stick with Chris Clark, who’s dealing with a calf injury.

The Texans’ offense has been a juggernaut with Watson under center. I don’t want to even imagine what things will be like with Savage at the helm. Their offense is currently ranked 10th overall in the NFL.

If for the chance that Watson didn’t suffer a torn ACL, he may have suffered an injury that could keep him out for a while.

Update: Watson did tear his ACL.

Other Texans injury news

Pass rusher Jadveon Clowney and cornerback Johnathan Joseph both returned to practice on Thursday after taking a day off on Wednesday.

This is just a bad year for the Texans. Christian Covington was just placed on season-ending injured reserve after tearing his bicep muscle this past week against the Seattle Seahawks.

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