Texas quarterback Deshaun Watson tore his ACL in practice on Thursday, according to multiple outlets.
The rookie was reportedly running a toss play on natural grass when the non-contact injury happened. He is expected to make a full recovery and be ready for the beginning of next season.
Tom Savage finished practice as the No. 1 quarterback and will start against the Colts on Sunday. Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reported that Houston signed free agent quarterback Matt McGloin, who played for head coach Bill O’Brien at Penn St.
Since coming in at halftime of the Texans’ season-opening loss to Jacksonville, Watson has sparked the team and lit up the stat sheet.
He has the best QBR in the league at 81.5 and is tied for the league lead with 19 touchdown passes. He’s thrown for 1,699 yards in the first five games of the season and ran for 269 and two touchdowns.
He most recently threw for a career-best 403 yards and four touchdowns in a 38-41 loss on the road against Seattle last Sunday.