HOUSTON (FOX 26 / AP) - Two people familiar with the situation tell The Associated Press that Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson sustained a season-ending knee injury in practice on Thursday.
The rookie suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament in one of his knees and will go on the injured reserve. The people spoke on the condition of anonymity because the team hadn't announced the injury.
The 12th overall pick in this year's draft was named AFC offensive player of the month after throwing for 1,171 yards with 16 touchdowns and running for 145 yards and another score.
The Texans will start Tom Savage, who was benched in the opener, on Sunday against the Colts.
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Confirmed: Deshaun Watson suffered a torn ACL. Will have season-ending surgery. @RapSheet first with injury— Mark Berman (@MarkBermanFox26) November 2, 2017
Sources: #Texans QB fear Deshaun Watson suffered a torn ACL in practice today. A non-contact injury. MRI coming to confirm. Awful, awful.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) November 2, 2017