It looks like Houston Texans’ quarterback Deshaun Watson may have initially suffered a torn ACL against the Seattle Seahawks.
It was odd that Houston Texans’ rookie quarterback ended up suffering a torn ACL during a non-contact play during practice this past week. Now that may not be the case.
ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported on Sunday that there is some belief that Watson may have torn his ACL during last week’s loss to the Seattle Seahawks.
Here is a video of the play that Watson may have gotten injured on.
There is of course a chance that Watson partially tore his ACL against the Seahawks and then while running with the football at practice, tweaked it enough for it to fully tear.
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Nonetheless, as we’ve seen over the years, it doesn’t take much for a player to tear a knee ligament. So the shot to the knee that Watson took, could have been the play where he injured himself.
The only thing Watson can do in the future is be more aware of his surroundings. He could have easily taken a step backwards in order to make sure he was clear of any unnecessary contact. But he was so focused on how the play was developing after he had gotten rid of the football.
I’m not a doctor, so I don’t know if a knee brace would have helped, but a lot of quarterbacks wear them for the possibility of a defender going low on them.
I know a brace would limit Watson’s mobility, but now that he’s torn both of his ACL’s, he may want to think about wearing one on each knee.