The injury is a brutal blow for the Texans, who have been lifted by the exciting play of Watson. Houston's offense completely transformed with the Clemson product under center, averaging 39 points over their last five games. Watson's remarkable rookie season is over.
Word came down on Thursday afternoon that the Houston Texans' star rookie quarterback Deshaun Watson suffered a torn ACL during practice.
That performance helped make him become the first rookie quarterback to ever win AFC Offensive Player of the Month honour.
An MRI on the knee confirmed the full extent of the injury, Rapoport reported. Savage started the season at quarterback and to put it nicely the offense was bad.
Running a read-zone scheme, Watson has fit in perfectly in the offense, which has also led to them being the third best rushing unit in the National Football League by averaging 138.3 yards per game.
The Indianapolis Colts placed quarterback Andrew Luck, who hasn't played all season, on the injured reserve list earlier Thursday and said he won't play this season.
Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson (4) walks off the field follwing the Texans 42-34 loss to the unbeaten Kansas City Chiefs at NRG Stadium on Sunday, Oct. 8, 2017, in Houston.
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