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Texans lose exciting rookie QB Watson for season with knee injury

Deshaun Watson is lost for the season. Tim Warner/Getty Images

The sports gods played a cruel joke on the city of Houston Thursday. On a day when everyone was celebrating the amazing Astros World Series win, the Texans season essentially came to an end.

Rookie quarterback Deshaun Watson reportedly tore his ACL in practice and is lost for the season. Without Watson, the Texans are relegated to also-ran status.

The exciting rookie had energized the city. In six plus games, he passed for 1,699 yards, 19 touchdowns, 8 interceptions and a QB rating of 103.0. He had made the Texans relevant and exciting on offense.

Watson was reportedly injured on a read option at practice, and went down without contact.

The injury means Tom Savage, who has never thrown a touchdown pass in the NFL, returns as the starting quarterback.

The Texans signed former Penn State quarterback and Raiders QB Matt McGloin, who will likely supplant Savage at some point. The reality is, however, the Texans playoff hopes are gone.

It was a cruel blow on a day the city celebrated one of its greatest sports accomplishments.

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