No bus trip for Deshaun Watson this week

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Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson can get back to accumulating frequent flyer miles this week.

Watson took a bus to and from Jacksonville for the team’s Week Seven game against the Jaguars because of concerns about how the cabin pressure of an airplane would impact the rib/lung injury Watson was dealing with. That precaution will not be in place for this week’s trip to Denver.

Head coach Bill O’Brien said, via Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle, that the plan is for Watson to fly to the team’s remaining road games this season. O’Brien also said that there’s no specific concern about Watson’s health due to the altitude in Denver, but that the team does consider it a factor to keep in mind for all of their players this week.

Watson looked just fine for the Texans in last Thursday’s home win over the Dolphins. He threw five touchdown passes and four incompletions in the 42-23 win that moved the Texans to 5-3 after an 0-3 start to the year.

4 responses to “No bus trip for Deshaun Watson this week

  1. makes you wonder what the debate was at draft time with this guy. he looked like a man among boys in college, and is now looking the same in the pros. i respect his toughness.

  2. This is not a surprise. Normal recovery time for a partially collapsed lung is 1-2 weeks.

  3. thejetssuck2001 says:
    October 29, 2018 at 12:38 pm
    makes you wonder what the debate was at draft time with this guy. he looked like a man among boys in college, and is now looking the same in the pros. i respect his toughness.
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    People still have mixed emotions about a QB that can run. I see Watson as a QB who can work in the pocket or run if he has too. Not a run-first guy (ie, RGIII). Pretty accurate too. Now that they’re running the ball well, he should continue to improve.

  4. If he can stop taking hits like he did in that game he got beat up in, the Texans will be a solid team this year looking to take their division, and maybe make noise in playoffs. Watson should watch the game that Andrew Luck tried being a running back, and think about the 2 years it took for him to come back before you take hits like a running back.

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