Houston Texans QB Deshaun Watson sustains ACL injury in practice

Nov 2 (The Sports Xchange) - Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson tore an ACL during Thursday's practice and is done for the season, the NFL Network reported.

The Texans confirmed the severity of the injury through an MRI exam.

The injury reportedly happened on a non-contact play during the team's workout.

Watson was tied for the NFL lead with 19 touchdown passes, the most any NFL player has recorded through his first seven games.

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Sep 14, 2017; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson (4) looks to pass against the Cincinnati Bengals in the first half at Paul Brown Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports
Sep 24, 2017; Foxborough, MA, USA; New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) greets Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson (4) after the game at Gillette Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports
Sep 24, 2017; Foxborough, MA, USA; Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson (4) runs the ball against the New England Patriots in the first quarter at Gillette Stadium. Mandatory Credit: David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports
Apr 27, 2017; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Deshaun Watson (Clemson) is selected as the number 12 overall pick to the Houston Texans in the first round the 2017 NFL Draft at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports
Aug 9, 2017; Charlotte, NC, USA; Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson (4) warms up before a game against the Carolina Panthers at Bank of America Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports
Jan 7, 2017; Tampa, FL, USA; Clemson Tigers quarterback Deshaun Watson (4) speaks to media during the Clemson Tigers media day at Amalie Arena. Mandatory Credit: John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports
Jan 9, 2017; Tampa, FL, USA; Clemson Tigers quarterback Deshaun Watson (4) reacts during the first quarter against the Alabama Crimson Tide in the 2017 College Football Playoff National Championship Game at Raymond James Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports
Sep 10, 2017; Houston, TX, USA; Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Blake Bortles (5) and Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson (4) shake hands after a game at NRG Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports
FOXBORO, MA - SEPTEMBER 24: Deshaun Watson #4 of the Houston Texans reacts after the Texans lost to the Patriots 36-33 at Gillette Stadium on September 24, 2017 in Foxboro, Massachusetts.(Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)
CINCINNATI, OH - SEPTEMBER 14: Deshaun Watson #4 of the Houston Texans looks on during a game against the Cincinnati Bengals at Paul Brown Stadium on September 14, 2017 in Cincinnati, Ohio. The Texans won 13-9. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)
CINCINNATI, OH - SEPTEMBER 14: Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson (4) takes the field for warm ups before the NFL game against the Houston Texans and the Cincinnati Bengals on September 14 2017, at Paul Brown Stadium in Cincinnati, OH. (Photo by Ian Johnson/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
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Tom Savage will be under center when Houston (3-4-0) faces the Indianapolis Colts (2-6-0) on Sunday.

The Texans signed quarterback Matt McGloin to fill the roster vacancy. McGloin played one season under Houston coach Bill O'Brien at Penn State.

McGloin, 27, played the past four seasons with the Oakland Raiders and passed for 1,868 yards, 11 touchdowns and 11 interceptions.

Watson, who led Clemson to the college national championship last season, was an immediate sensation as the 12th overall pick of the 2017 draft. He passed for 1,699 yards and rushed for 269 more and two scores.

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Alabama vs. Clemson: 2017 College Football Playoff National Championship
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Clemson Tigers quarterback Deshaun Watson (4) dives for the end zone against Alabama Crimson Tide defensive back Ronnie Harrison (15) during the fourth quarter in the 2017 College Football Playoff National Championship Game at Raymond James Stadium.

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Clemson Tigers wide receiver Hunter Renfrow (13) catches a touchdown pass against the Alabama Crimson Tide in the fourth quarter in the 2017 College Football Playoff National Championship Game at Raymond James Stadium.

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Alabama Crimson Tide quarterback Jalen Hurts (2) scores a touchdown after getting past Clemson Tigers linebacker Kendall Joseph (34) in the fourth quarter in the 2017 College Football Playoff National Championship Game at Raymond James Stadium.

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JAlabama Crimson Tide defensive back Minkah Fitzpatrick (29) and linebacker Tim Williams (56) react after a fumble recovery during the first quarter against the Clemson Tigers in the 2017 College Football Playoff National Championship Game at Raymond James Stadium.

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Clemson Tigers wide receiver Hunter Renfrow (13) celebrates with tight end Jordan Leggett (16) after making a touchdown catch against the Alabama Crimson Tide during the fourth quarter in the 2017 College Football Playoff National Championship Game at Raymond James Stadium.

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Running back Darien Rencher #21 of the Clemson Tigers celebrates after defeating the Alabama Crimson Tide 35-31 to win the 2017 College Football Playoff National Championship Game at Raymond James Stadium on January 9, 2017 in Tampa, Florida.

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A Alabama Crimson Tide fan during the 2017 College Football National Championship Game between the Clemson Tigers and Alabama Crimson Tide on January 9, 2017, at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, FL.

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Clemson Tigers defensive lineman Christian Wilkins (42) reacts after a defense play during the first quarter against the Alabama Crimson Tide in the 2017 College Football Playoff National Championship Game at Raymond James Stadium.

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Confetti flies on the field after the Clemson Tigers defeated the Alabama Crimson Tide in the 2017 College Football Playoff National Championship Game at Raymond James Stadium.

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Alabama Crimson Tide quarterback Jalen Hurts (2) throws a pass during the first quarter against the Clemson Tigers in the 2017 College Football Playoff National Championship Game at Raymond James Stadium.

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Clemson Tigers safety Tanner Muse (19) blocks a punt by Alabama Crimson Tide punter JK Scott (15) in the 1st quarter in the 2017 College Football Playoff National Championship Game at Raymond James Stadium.

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Clemson Tigers wide receiver Mike Williams (7) celebrates during the fourth quarter against the Alabama Crimson Tide in the 2017 College Football Playoff National Championship Game at Raymond James Stadium.

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Alabama Crimson Tide running back Bo Scarbrough (9) runs the ball for a touchdown during the first quarter against the Clemson Tigers in the 2017 College Football Playoff National Championship Game at Raymond James Stadium.

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Peyton Manning and Steve Spurrier on the field prior to the 2017 College Football Playoff National Championship Game between the Alabama Crimson Tide and the Clemson Tigers at Raymond James Stadium.

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Clemson Tigers wide receiver Artavis Scott (3) returns a punt against Alabama Crimson Tide place kicker Adam Griffith (99) during the first quarter in the 2017 College Football Playoff National Championship Game at Raymond James Stadium.

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Head coach Nick Saban of the Alabama Crimson Tide reacts after the Clemson Tigers defeated the Alabama Crimson Tide 35-31 in the 2017 College Football Playoff National Championship Game at Raymond James Stadium on January 9, 2017 in Tampa, Florida.

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Clemson Tigers quarterback Deshaun Watson (4) is brought down by Alabama Crimson Tide defensive lineman Dalvin Tomlinson (54) during the second quarter in the 2017 College Football Playoff National Championship Game at Raymond James Stadium.

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Head coach Dabo Swinney of the Clemson Tigers stands with players prior to the 2017 College Football Playoff National Championship Game against the Alabama Crimson Tide at Raymond James Stadium on January 9, 2017 in Tampa, Florida.

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TAMPA, FL - JANUARY 09: Defensive back Levi Wallace #39 and linebacker Christian Miller #47 of the Alabama Crimson Tide react during the first half against the Clemson Tigers in the 2017 College Football Playoff National Championship Game at Raymond James Stadium on January 9, 2017 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)
TAMPA, FL - JANUARY 09: The Alabama Crimson Tide take the field prior to the 2017 College Football Playoff National Championship Game against the Clemson Tigers at Raymond James Stadium on January 9, 2017 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Quarterback Deshaun Watson #4 of the Clemson Tigers throws a pass during the first half against the Alabama Crimson Tide in the 2017 College Football Playoff National Championship Game at Raymond James Stadium on January 9, 2017 in Tampa, Florida.

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Alabama Crimson Tide head coach Nick Saban and quarterback Jalen Hurts (2) run onto the field for the 2017 College Football Playoff National Championship Game against the Clemson Tigers at Raymond James Stadium.

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ESPN SEC Network football analyst Tim Tebow before the 2017 College Football National Championship Game between the Clemson Tigers and Alabama Crimson Tide on January 9, 2017, at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, FL.

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Running back Bo Scarbrough #9 of the Alabama Crimson Tide celebrates with teammates after rushing for a 37-yard touchdown during the second quarter against the Clemson Tigers in the 2017 College Football Playoff National Championship Game at Raymond James Stadium on January 9, 2017 in Tampa, Florida.

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Quarterback Deshaun Watson #4 of the Clemson Tigers is stopped short of the goal line by defensive back Ronnie Harrison #15 of the Alabama Crimson Tide during the fourth quarter of the 2017 College Football Playoff National Championship Game at Raymond James Stadium on January 9, 2017 in Tampa, Florida.

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Clemson Tigers fans during the 2017 College Football National Championship Game between the Clemson Tigers and Alabama Crimson Tide on January 9, 2017, at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, FL.

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Wide receiver Hunter Renfrow #13 of the Clemson Tigers celebrates with wide receiver Deon Cain #8 after catching a 24-yard touchdown pass during the third quarter against the Alabama Crimson Tide in the 2017 College Football Playoff National Championship Game at Raymond James Stadium on January 9, 2017 in Tampa, Florida.

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Alabama Crimson Tide running back Bo Scarbrough (9) runs the ball during the third quarter against the Clemson Tigers in the 2017 College Football Playoff National Championship Game at Raymond James Stadium.

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Wide receiver Hunter Renfrow #13 of the Clemson Tigers reacts after catching a 24-yard touchdown pass during the third quarter against the Alabama Crimson Tide in the 2017 College Football Playoff National Championship Game at Raymond James Stadium on January 9, 2017 in Tampa, Florida.

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The Alabama Crimson Tide cheerleaders perform before the Tide takes on the Clemson Tigers in the 2017 College Football Playoff National Championship Game at Raymond James Stadium on January 9, 2017 in Tampa, Florida.

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Alabama Crimson Tide running back Bo Scarbrough (9) runs for a touchdown against the Clemson Tigers during the second quarter in the 2017 College Football Playoff National Championship Game at Raymond James Stadium.

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University of Alabama linebacker Rashaan Evans (32) celebrates a defensive stoppage during the first half of the CFP National Championship game between the Alabama Crimson Tide and the Clemson Tigers on January 09, 2017, at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, FL.

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Wide receiver Deon Cain #8 of the Clemson Tigers prepares outside the locker room before the Alabama Crimson Tide in the 2017 College Football Playoff National Championship Game at Raymond James Stadium on January 9, 2017 in Tampa, Florida.

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Alabama cheerleaders storm the field after a touchdown during the first half of the CFP National Championship game between the Alabama Crimson Tide and the Clemson Tigers on January 09, 2017, at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, FL.

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University of Alabama quarterback Jalen Hurts (2) finds some running room during the first half of the CFP National Championship game between the Alabama Crimson Tide and the Clemson Tigers on January 09, 2017, at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, FL.

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Wide receiver Hunter Renfrow #13 of the Clemson Tigers celebrates after catching a 24-yard touchdown pass during the third quarter against the Alabama Crimson Tide in the 2017 College Football Playoff National Championship Game at Raymond James Stadium on January 9, 2017 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Alabama Crimson Tide running back Bo Scarbrough (9) runs for a touchdown against Clemson Tigers linebacker Ben Boulware (10) during the second quarter against in the 2017 College Football Playoff National Championship Game at Raymond James Stadium.

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A Clemson fan hopes his arrival brings gifts to his Tigers during the CFP National Championship game between the Alabama Crimson Tide and the Clemson Tigers on January 09, 2017, at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, FL.

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Clemson Tigers quarterback Deshaun Watson (4) goes airborne over Alabama Crimson Tide linebacker Reuben Foster (10) as linebacker Rashaan Evans (32) defends during the third quarter in the 2017 College Football Playoff National Championship Game at Raymond James Stadium.

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A Clemson Tigers cheerleader waves a flag in the end zone during in the 2017 College Football Playoff National Championship Game between the Alabama Crimson Tide and the Clemson Tigers at Raymond James Stadium on January 9, 2017 in Tampa, Florida.

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Clemson Tigers wide receiver Hunter Renfrow (13) scores a touchdown during the third quarter against the Alabama Crimson Tide in the 2017 College Football Playoff National Championship Game at Raymond James Stadium.

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 Clemson University quarterback Deshaun Watson (4) runs in for a 8 yard touchdown and begins to celebrate during the first half of the CFP National Championship game between the Alabama Crimson Tide and the Clemson Tigers on January 09, 2017, at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, FL.

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Wide receiver Mike Williams #7 of the Clemson Tigers makes a reception during the second half against the Alabama Crimson Tide in the 2017 College Football Playoff National Championship Game at Raymond James Stadium on January 9, 2017 in Tampa, Florida.

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Alabama Crimson Tide quarterback Jalen Hurts (2) scores a touchdown against the Clemson Tigers in the fourth quarter in the 2017 College Football Playoff National Championship Game at Raymond James Stadium.

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Clemson Tigers quarterback Deshaun Watson (4) celebrates with defensive lineman Christian Wilkins (42) during the fourth quarter in the 2017 College Football Playoff National Championship Game at Raymond James Stadium.

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Alabama Crimson Tide tight end O.J. Howard (88) makes a touchdown catch against Clemson Tigers safety Van Smith (23) during the third quarter in the 2017 College Football Playoff National Championship Game at Raymond James Stadium.

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Running back Wayne Gallman #9 of the Clemson Tigers celebrates with wide receiver Mike Williams #7 after rushing for a 1-yard touchdown during the fourth quarter against the Alabama Crimson Tide in the 2017 College Football Playoff National Championship Game at Raymond James Stadium on January 9, 2017 in Tampa, Florida.

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Quarterback Jalen Hurts #2 of the Alabama Crimson Tide throws a pass during the second half of the 2017 College Football Playoff National Championship Game against the Clemson Tigers at Raymond James Stadium on January 9, 2017 in Tampa, Florida.

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Running back Wayne Gallman #9 of the Clemson Tigers rushes for a 1-yard touchdown during the fourth quarter against the Alabama Crimson Tide in the 2017 College Football Playoff National Championship Game at Raymond James Stadium on January 9, 2017 in Tampa, Florida.

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Clemson Tigers wide receiver Mike Williams (7) makes a catch ahead of Alabama Crimson Tide defensive back Marlon Humphrey (26) during the fourth quarterin the 2017 College Football Playoff National Championship Game at Raymond James Stadium. Mandatory

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Wide receiver Mike Williams #7 of the Clemson Tigers makes a reception against defensive back Anthony Averett #28 of the Alabama Crimson Tide during the fourth quarter of the 2017 College Football Playoff National Championship Game at Raymond James Stadium on January 9, 2017 in Tampa, Florida.

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Wide receiver ArDarius Stewart #13 of the Alabama Crimson Tide makes a reception against cornerback Marcus Edmond #29 of the Clemson Tigers during the fourth quarter of the 2017 College Football Playoff National Championship Game at Raymond James Stadium on January 9, 2017 in Tampa, Florida.

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Clemson Tigers wide receiver Hunter Renfrow (13) scores a touchdown during the third quarter against the Alabama Crimson Tide in the 2017 College Football Playoff National Championship Game at Raymond James Stadium.

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A general view during the national anthem prior to the 2017 College Football Playoff National Championship Game between the Alabama Crimson Tide and the Clemson Tigers at Raymond James Stadium on January 9, 2017 in Tampa, Florida.

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Earlier Thursday, Watson was named AFC Offensive Player of the Month for October, becoming the first rookie quarterback in NFL history to win the award. He joined Barry Sanders (1989), Edgerrin James (1999), Mike Anderson (2000) and Kareem Hunt (2017) as the only rookies to win the league's player of the month award.

Not surprisingly, Watson also was named the AFC Rookie of the Month for October.

Watson completed 77 of 124 passes for 1,171 yards with 16 touchdowns and five interceptions in four games last month. The 22-year-old added 21 carries for 145 yards and a rushing touchdown.

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