Deshaun Watson Releases Statement Following Season-Ending Injury

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Deshaun Watson released his first statement Friday after he suffered a torn ACL in practice Thursday.

He tweeted out a long message, which carries plenty of optimism for the future, and thanked his supporters.

He wrote in part:

Today, the journey back seems far but I’ve been here before and will conquer it once again. I want to thank each and every one of my teammates for their unwavering support. My NFL brothers, thanks for all the prayers. To my fans, I cannot begin to express my gratitude for your relentless encouragement. To the countless others who have reach out, I am humbled and can only say thank you from the depths of my heart. I play this game for you all, and I am grateful for the love you have shown me, not only over the past 24 hours, but throughout this entire season.

It’s a real shame Watson had to get hurt. Injuries are part of football, it’s something we all know but it doesn’t make it any easier when a guy like him goes down.

He was becoming one of the best quarterbacks in the game, and now we’ll have to wait until next season to find out if he’ll ever bounce back.

Just a gut-wrenching injury. Hopefully Watson is able to return to his former self when he gets back on the field.

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