Deshaun Watson: Journey back seems far, but I will conquer it

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We’ve heard from a variety of players and coaches about the torn right ACL suffered by Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson during practice on Thursday and now we’ve heard from Watson as well.

The Texans rookie posted a long statement on Twitter Friday sharing thoughts, hopes and promises spurred by the injury. As Watson references at one point, it’s not the first time he’s dealt with a torn ACL. He tore the left one during a Clemson practice and then played in a rivalry game against South Carolina.

The Texans won’t let him do the same, but it would seem to be a good sign for Watson’s resiliency that the other injury didn’t stop his rise through the football ranks.

“They say you never miss it until it’s gone and even though it’s not gone for long, I already miss it. Yesterday, I felt like I let my teammates, my fans and my family down. However, as a child of God, I understand that everything happens for a reason. He DON’T make mistakes!

“Today, the journey back seems far but I’ve been here before and will conquer it once again. I want to thank each and every one of my teammates for their unwavering support. My NFL brothers, thanks for all the prayers. To my fans, I cannot begin to express my gratitude for your relentless encouragement. To the countless others who have reach out, I am humbled and can only say thank you from the depths of my heart. I play this game for you all, and I am grateful for the love you have shown me, not only over the past 24 hours, but throughout this entire season.

“I promise that I will continue to work diligently so that this team can one day bring a championship to Houston, and when I return, I will be better, stronger and more focused than ever before! Now the grind begins…. #815 #Memo GODSPEED. A small thing to a GIANT.”

30 responses to “Deshaun Watson: Journey back seems far, but I will conquer it

  1. Watson is RGIII.
    Chiefs moved up to get a future HOFer in Patrick Mahomes.

    DeShaun Watson, can still be a serviceable career backup………IF he is lucky enough to fully recover

  2. You know in the 60s and 70s this injury was not even repaired you would just keep playing and in your golden years you would have arthritis !

  3. Iknowitall says:
    November 3, 2017 at 3:37 pm
    Watson is RGIII.
    Chiefs moved up to get a future HOFer in Patrick Mahomes.

    DeShaun Watson, can still be a serviceable career backup………IF he is lucky enough to fully recover

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    I got nothing against Mahomes…but why would you feel the need to disrespect Watson to hype up a QB who has never even played a meaningful snap in the NFL? Watson was already having success as a rookie and Mahomes is riding the bench…stay away from the Kool-aid…it’s not good for you..,

  4. Was at the game in Seattle on Sunday. You would have to work hard to find a reason to dislike Watson. He played an amazing game and the feeling was whoever had the ball last – Wilson or Watson, their team was going to win the game. It’s a real shame to have a bright star suffer an injury like this. We football fans are poorer for the rest of this season not being able to watch him play.

  5. This is nothing to this kid. He had to overcome a lot more than this growing up. This is a piece of cake. He’ll sit back and watch and learn. He will be better. He hasn’t even begun to learn how to play QB. Time goes by fast. He’ll be back before you know it.

  6. guyjuneguyjune says:
    November 3, 2017 at 3:44 pm
    This is a good man and an example to the ‘kneeler-protestors’ who need to clean up their act before pointing fingers.
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    Was he absent last week while the entire Texan team knelt during the anthem?

  7. I blame the media. Every time the media cries that the Browns should have picked someone in the draft they get severely injured. RG3, Teddy Bridgewater, now Watson. Someone better put extra padding on Mitch Trabisky.

  8. “Watson is RGIII.. Chiefs moved up to get a future HOFer in Patrick Mahomes.”

    Lolz you sound just like the Redskins fans who proclaimed RGFragileEgo the greatest ever and a HOFer the moment he was drafted. Or Donks fans claiming that Paxton Lynch was going to be the GOAT last year.

    Here’s a newsflash. Don’t proclaim someone things like an instant Hall Of Famer before they’ve ever played a single snap in the NFL. Who knows maybe you’re right, but odds are that’s not the case. And nobody knows.

  9. “Told you he wasn’t worth it” – Browns FO

    Too soon? j/k – Hurry back DW!

    – Browns fan (not sure why).

  10. Chiefs front office was well aware, as most of the league, that Watson has brittle knees and is injury prone.
    Thats why Andy reid went after the superior athlete and QB, Mahomes.

    Too bad the Texans do their homework on DeShaun

  11. harrisonhits2 says:
    November 3, 2017 at 4:50 pm

    “And nobody knows”.

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    Umm, didnt you read my screen name?

    BTW, nobody uses the term “newsflash” anymore, COME ON MAN !
    Get some new material

  12. DW is a class act. Come back fast and make all the clowns and browns an bypassed you look like the fools they are. Some day you may be a Superbowl MVP like the Elite JOE FLACCO!!

  13. This injury worrys me slightly but this kid plays the right way. He passes first runs secound, always slides, and seems to avoid the big hit. This injury sounds like a freak practice accident but since this is his second ACL injury it does make me nervous. I hope he comes back strong and stays healthy because if he can throw 19 td’s in 7 games as a rookie watch out.

  14. guyjuneguyjune says:
    November 3, 2017 at 3:44 pm
    This is a good man and an example to the ‘kneeler-protestors’ who need to clean up their act before pointing fingers.
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    Ummm, he was one of the KNEELERS in Seattle.

  15. “Umm, didnt you read my screen name?”

    People who self proclaim that they “know it all” are usually the people who know the least. As evidenced by the drivel you posted above and frequently do about many things here.

  16. In light of this latest injury to a budding star the NFL will now move to cancel all practices. Too much chance of an injury. Can’t Have that.

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