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Texans QB Deshaun Watson says knee rehab ‘going smoothly’

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The Houston Texans are banking heavy on their star-studded roster going into the 2018 NFL season. Of course, their biggest concern is getting quarterback Deshaun Watson as healthy as possible this offseason.

Fortunately, Watson’s recovery process after suffering a torn ACL in the 2017 campaign has reportedly gone well thus far. According to ESPN’s Sarah Barshop, he solidified that notion after completing a nine-week rehab for his knee:

“The knee is doing good,” Watson said. “I’m able to do some things on the field with the team, physical-wise. For the nine-week goal that we put in from the beginning, I’m pretty much where I want to be. I’m kinda past it inside in the weight room, mentally, and also on the field. So everything’s going smoothly right now.”

The update is music to the ears of Texans fans. Watson established himself as arguably the most promising young quarterback in the NFL during his stellar rookie season. He started six games for Houston and threw for 1,699 yards, 19 touchdowns, and eight interceptions. He also managed to tack on 269 yards and two touchdowns on the ground.

That said, the Texans are seemingly taking a cautious approach with their franchise quarterback, and for good reason. They boasted one of the more talented rosters in the league last season but were unfortunately held back by injuries to their key players.

Despite their minor obstacles this offseason, the expectations are still high for Houston. The same can be said for Watson as well as he enters his second year in the league coming off a serious injury.