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There is a sentiment amongst medical doctors and trainers that Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson could have torn his ACL in final Sunday’s loss to the Seattle Seahawks and never in follow as was beforehand believed.
ESPN’s Adam Schefter spoke to physicians who consider a success by Seahawks defensive finish Frank Clark could have both torn the ligament or triggered the occasions that led to his non-contact harm in follow Thursday. On the play in query, Clark tried to leap over Texans working again Lamar Miller and got here down on Watson’s proper knee, buckling it to the facet.
“I can’t be 100 percent sure, but I wouldn’t be surprised,” one physician informed Schefter. “Something happened as he grabbed his knee. And if you look at it in slow motion, one mechanism of injury is there.”
Watson threw for 144 yards and two touchdowns after the hit from Clark and confirmed no indicators of harm. The runaway favourite for Rookie of the Year earlier than the ACL tear, Watson threw for 1,699 yards and 19 touchdowns towards eight interceptions in 2017. He additionally added 269 yards and two touchdowns on the bottom.
“In the short time that he played with us and the type of guy he is, he’ll be one of top quarterbacks in this league for a long time,” Texans coach Bill O’Brien mentioned Friday.
Watson beforehand tore his left ACL throughout his freshman season at Clemson and continued to play with the harm, in accordance with Tigers coach Dabo Swinney. He recovered from the at harm in 5 months, and the Texans hope the same timetable is feasible this time. ACL tears usually take eight or 9 months for a full restoration.
The Texans signed Matt McGloin and T.J. Yates to deal with backup quarterback duties behind Tom Savage for the rest of the season.