The Houston rookie was seen limping after the loss the Jaguars on Sunday and was limited at practice on Monday with an ankle injury. The practice report wasn’t based on an actual practice session, just a walkthrough. The Texans are still expected to start Deshaun Watson on Thursday night against the Bengals.
Tom Savage, who started for the Texans on Sunday and got benched, was also on the injury report due to a finger injury on his left hand. When Watson replaced Savage, he led the team to their first and only touchdown of the game.
Watson has dealt with lower body injuries in the past, specifically a torn ACL and LCL sprain which he played through back in 2014. He also broke a finger in his throwing hand that same year. The ankle injury isn’t especially concerning, but his injury history does make us question his durability. Being limited in practice this week may give him the rest he needs, but he will still be an Elevated Injury Risk.
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