After being evaluated near the end of regulation in last week's 19-16 overtime victory against the Dallas Cowboys, Texans' quarterback Deshaun Watson's status for next week's game against the Buffalo Bills was put into question when he was listed in the team's injury report with a chest injury.
But Watson said he'll be ready to play Sunday despite his day-to-day status.
Deshaun Watson: I feel great, "for sure" playing this week https://t.co/9h7dnLm4nN— ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) October 10, 2018
Watson was able to take the field for overtime after being examined last week. He ended up leading the Texans downfield, thanks in large part to a big catch-and-run by DeAndre Hopkins, setting up the game-winning field goal.
After getting off to a red hot start last season, Watson tore his ACL in practice prior to Week 9. His expectations coming into this season were huge.
#Texans Deshaun Watson: I’ve been sore after games plenty of times. You just move on.— Greg Bailey (@GregBailey13) October 10, 2018
Watson's struggled with injuries in his college football and NFL careers. While he has a very high ceiling thanks to the glimpses we saw last season, he needs to be able to stay healthy if he's going to reach his true potential.