J.J. Watt feels for Deshaun Watson.
The Houston Texans reportedly lost their franchise quarterback for the rest of the season Thursday after he suffered a torn ACL in practice.
Watt, who also is out for the season after suffering a broken leg, sent out some encouraging thoughts to his quarterback on Twitter.
Watson suffered a torn ACL in 2014 when he was at Clemson. He played four quarters on the torn ACL before missing the remainder of the season.
The star quarterback returned from injury in 2015, and he led Clemson to the College Football Playoff National Championship Game in back-to-back seasons, eventually defeating Alabama in the 2017 College Football Playoff National Championship Game.
Houston’s rookie signal-caller was named AFC Offensive Player of the Month on Thursday. Watson was drafted with the No. 12 overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft.
He threw for 19 touchdowns and eight interceptions while leading the Texans to a 3-4 record this season.
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