Last night may have been good news for Houston baseball fans, but today the news is all bad for the Houston football fans. Rookie quarterback Deshaun Watson tore his ACL in practice today and will have season-ending surgery shortly.
The injury occured about halfway through practice on a grass field. Watson appeared to trip and fall, according to reports from Adam Schefter. Watson got up, felt his knee, and then saw trainers. No one realized it was a serious as season-ending.
Tom Savage finished the practice at quarterback and will likely get the start on Sunday.
The loss of Watson is a huge blow to the 3-4 Texans as the rookie was playing well. His Quarterback Rating, 81.9, is the highest for any player in his first seven career games in the last 10 seasons and he was leading in rush yards for quarterbacks and tied for passing touchdowns. He's also helped turn around an offense that was 38th in total points last year to tied for first this year. His 19 touchdowns amount to four more than Savage and Brock Osweiler combined for all of last year.
This is the third star player the Texans have lost this season, with both J.J. Watt and Whitney Mercilus already on injured reserve.