NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson has torn his ACL and will be out for the rest of the season, according to ESPN.
The news comes after Watson suffered the injury earlier Thursday during practice.
Watson led the Clemson Tigers to the National Championship last season with a thrilling come from behind performance against Alabama. The Texans then traded up in the draft to take Watson 12th overall in the NFL Draft.
The season started with Tom Savage at quarterback in Houston, but it Watson took over the job after only two quarters of football. In seven games, Watson threw for 1,699 yards and 19 touchdowns while running for another 269 yards and two more scores.
In the last five weeks, the quarterback has led the Texans to 33, 57, 34, 33 and 38 points.
Texans are 3-4 and have to turn back to Savage at quarterback for the rest of the season.