Good news coming out of Texans camp! On Thursday, quarterback Deshaun Watson gave an encouraging update, saying that he is right where he needs to be in his rehab from a torn ACL and is ready to dominate this season.
"For the nine-week goal we put in from the beginning of the offseason program, I'm pretty much where I wanted to be," he said this week of his progress.
For the Texans, it is of the utmost importance for Watson to be healthy and ready for the season. Back in November in a game against the Seahawks, Watson went down after getting hit hard by Frank Clark. His season was over. In the 10 games that Watson missed, the Texans managed to win just one single game.
I’d say it’s a good sign to see Deshaun Watson practicing without a knee brace. Wouldn’t be allowed to do it if he wasn’t cleared to be on the field without it by the medical staff. Looked to participate in the same capacity as OTAs. Individuals, 7-7, no team participation. pic.twitter.com/6DaObpxyXs— James Palmer (@JamesPalmerTV) June 12, 2018
Even though Watson has yet to participate in 11-on-11 drills, it was an encouraging sign when he was spotted practicing without a knee brace on Tuesday.
With a couple of Houston stars expected to be healthy for the start of the season, the team has a fine chance to rebound and reclaim the AFC South as their own.