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Texans rookie Deshaun

Watson tears ACL during practice

By: James Jackson

November 2, 2017

After a sensational start to his rookie season, Texans rookie quarterback Deshaun Watson has torn his ACL.

The injury occurred Thursday during Texans practice in a non-contact play. An MRI confirmed that Watson tore his ACL. He’s currently facing an 8-9 month recovery time and is expected to return by the start of 2018 NFL season.

Since taking over the starting job in week 2, Watson has thrown for 1699 yards, 19 touchdowns and 8 interceptions. His stellar performance hasn’t showed in the division standings with the Texans having a 3-4 record just nine weeks into the 2017 NFL season.

Tom Savage has been named the starter for the Texans upcoming game against the Colts. Savage has thrown for a total of 62 yards and no touchdowns or interceptions. The Texans have a 0-1 record with Savage as the starter.  


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