In absolutely awful news, Texans star QB Deshaun Watson suffered an ACL tear in practice Thursday. Watson, one of the league’s brightest young stars, was in the midst of a stellar rookie campaign.
Messages of support from the sports world poured in on social media.
Minor setback for a major comeback.
We’ve all seen what’s possible, can’t wait to see what’s next. With you every step of the way 4.
— JJ Watt (@JJWatt) November 2, 2017
Damn man… hurting for you bro. @deshaunwatson … it's a long journey but you're a champion. Never waiver!
— Warren Moon (@WMoon1) November 2, 2017
Prayers Up for DESHAUN!!! So sad man…
— Jay Ajayi (@JayTrain23) November 2, 2017
Awful news about @deshaunwatson … praying for a speedy recovery! Hate to hear that but he still has a bright future!
Damn @deshaunwatson this one hurt . You’ll be back better than ever young .
@deshaunwatson Darn man.. get well soon! You were on an absolute tear and I know you'll come back even stronger! Live long and prosper!
@deshaunwatson I hope you can find peace through this tough time
Prayers up for @deshaunwatson !! Hate to see somebody go down like that
Prayers up for @deshaunwatson minor set back for a major come back!!!!
— DWade (@DwyaneWade) November 2, 2017
— JuJu Smith-Schuster (@TeamJuJu) November 2, 2017
He will be back better than ever #DW4
Damn hate to hear that. Sending up prayers for you @deshaunwatson you will bounce back even stronger!
— AJ Bouye (@AJBOUYE21) November 2, 2017
Prayers up for @deshaunwatson
— Kirk Cousins (@KirkCousins8) November 2, 2017
Hurting for my boy @deshaunwatson right now. Keep ya head up you'll be back in no time.
— Geno (@GenoSmith3) November 2, 2017
Nooo deshaun Watson! Awful news
— Kyle (@Ky1eLong) November 2, 2017
Prayers up for Lil bro @deshaunwatson God got you & has something BIG in store for you
— Jalen Ramsey (@jalenramsey) November 2, 2017
— Michael Thomas (@Cantguardmike) November 2, 2017
.@deshaunwatson God got something major in store for you . Pray for a speedy recovery folks
— Adoree' Jackson (@AdoreeKnows) November 2, 2017
Dabo Swinney, who coached Watson at Clemson University, released a statement praising Watson’s “work ethic and resolve.”
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) November 2, 2017