Texans QB Deshaun Watson Suffered Torn ACL During Practice | Def Pen
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Houston Texans star rookie quarterback Deshaun Watson has been a leader for the NFL Rookie of the Year award after he hit the ground running once he was named the starter. Just a few days after his stellar performance against the vaunted Seattle Seahawks defense, Watson reportedly suffered a torn ACL during practice on Thursday afternoon.

Following comes from Ian Rapoport of NFL Network and Adam Schefter of ESPN.

According to John McClain of the Houston Chronicle, he will undergo surgery and miss the remainder of the season.

This is the second time in his football career that he suffered a torn ACL. Watson tore his left ACL at Clemson in 2014 but just one year later he returned as a Heisman Trophy finalist. Watson’s stellar season is over but if he recovers well, his 2018 campaign will be one to watch.

Watson has appeared in seven games for the Texans in his rookie campaign. He’s thrown for 1,699 yards, completing 61.8 percent of his passes to go with 19 touchdowns and eight interceptions. He’s also rushed for 269 yards and scored two touchdowns. He’s rated as the No. 24 quarterback out of 34 qualifying players, according to Pro Football Focus.

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