Deshaun Watson Out For The Year After Suffering Torn ACL In Practice1 min read
Early ROY candidate Deshaun Watson’s outstanding rookie season has been cut short after suffering a torn ACL in his left knee during Texans practice Thursday. The ACL tear was confirmed by and MRI after suffering a non-contact injury during practice on Thursday. He is expected to be out for 8-9 months, hopefully returning on time to start the beginning of next season. Watson has thrown for almost 1,700 yards and 19 touchdowns so far this season, winning AFC Player of the Month most recently. The Houston Texans will definitely miss Watson’s playmaking ability for the remainder of the season.
As much as the concussion issue in football has been discussed, non-contact injuries have appeared to spike as of late. Whether its Teddy Bridgewater, Dalvin Cook, and now Deshaun Watson, players are going down at pretty staggering rates from non-contact injuries. With turf conditions being a likely cause and a concern over the past couple of seasons, it might just be something that the NFL should address in the future. Tough loss for the Texans here. Watson was putting up historic numbers after being slept on in the past NFL Draft. Hopefully he can return to form when he comes back from injury.