Deshaun Watson injury replace: Texans quarterback hurts arm on fluke play vs. Bengals,
Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson departed Sunday’s recreation in opposition to the Bengals within the fourth quarter with an obvious injury to his proper arm. Watson returned for Houston’s closing drive regardless of the brutal-looking injury.
Standing within the pocket to go, Watson’s proper hand appeared to get caught within the facemask of a Cincinnati defensive lineman. Watson launched the ball, however he was unable to observe by on his throw. Then, Watson seems to be dragged to the bottom because the go rusher continues shifting with Watson’s hand caught within the facemask.
After being attended to on the sphere, Watson walked off beneath his personal energy and was examined by trainers within the blue sideline medical tent earlier than sitting on the bench with no additional medical consideration.
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The Texans had one closing drive with 18 seconds left, and Watson returned to quarterback Houston in a one-possession recreation. Watson was in a position to full a 12-yard go to Brandin Cooks earlier than the sport ended.
Watson completed Week 16 with 294 passing yards and three touchdowns, however the Texans misplaced, 37-31.
Houston’s backup quarterback is A.J. McCarron. The Texans play the Titans in a Week 17 recreation that is particularly meaningless for Houston because the Dolphins personal the Texans’ 2021 first-round choose from the Laremy Tunsil commerce.