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Texans QB Deshaun Watson speaks out on eye injury he suffered vs. Raiders

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Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson suffered a bizarre injury during his team’s win over the Oakland Raiders last Sunday, taking an inadvertent cleat to the eye.

Thankfully, the injury sounds a lot more gruesome than it actually is, as Watson says he feels fine, per Aaron Wilson of The Houston Chronicle. However, he will not be attending Game 7 of the World Series between the Houston Astros and Washington Nationals as planned, saying he thinks it would be a better idea for him to watch the game from home in order to rest up for the Texans’ Week 9 matchup with the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Watson completed 27 of his 39 passes for 279 yards and three touchdowns during the win over the Raiders, and the eye injury did not stop him from throwing a game-winning score in the fourth quarter.

On the season overall, Watson has thrown for 2,231 yards, 16 touchdowns and five interceptions while completing 69.3 percent of his passes and posting a passer rating of 105.7. He has also rushed for 242 yards and five scores.

The 24-year-old, who played his collegiate football at Clemson, was originally selected by Houston with the 12th overall pick of the 2017 NFL Draft.

He was on his way to having a historic rookie campaign, throwing 19 touchdowns in his first seven games (six starts) before a torn ACL prematurely ended his season.

Watson then responded by playing in all 16 games last year, finishing with 4,165 yards, 26 touchdowns and nine picks while completing 68.3 percent of his throws and registering a passer rating of 103.1 en route to a Pro Bowl appearance.