We can add Deshaun Watson to the long list of quarterback injuries in Week 16 of the NFL. Watson reportedly has an ulnar collateral ligament strain in his right elbow after hitting a helmet while trying to complete a pass. Houston’s fans will certainly hope that this isn’t an injury that will carry over into the next season. Right now, the Texans organization doesn’t seem to be too worried about the injury given that Watson has the green light to play in their season finale in what essentially is a meaningless game for their organization. The Texans have already been eliminated from playoff contention long ago.
However, the game will have playoff implications for their opponent, the Tennessee Titans, as they still can win the AFC South.
Give Watson credit for wanting to play and wanting to uphold the game’s integrity, but you have to wonder if this is in his best interests. If Watson is only dealing with a UCL strain at the moment, you certainly don’t want to risk him tearing the ligament in the final game of the Texans season.
Hopefully, if he does play, he can come out of the game without worsening the injury.
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