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NFL players stunned by Deshaun Watson injury news

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Another terrible injury has struck an NFL star. Players around the league were quick to send well wishes.

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In a season where injuries have hit some of the NFL’s biggest stars, it’s now gotten to one of the best and brightest rookies. Deshaun Watson tore his ACL in practice on Thursday, according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport.

Watson was listed as limited on the Texans’ Wednesday injury report. He will be undergoing an MRI to evaluate the extent of the injury.

Watson was an easy frontrunner to be the NFL’s Rookie of the Year. Through eight weeks, he threw 19 touchdowns passes. That was the most among any quarterback in the NFL, tying him with Carson Wentz. He was also just named AFC Offensive Player of the Month and AFC Rookie of the Month.

Watson is now the third major injury the Texans have suffered, along with J.J. Watt and Whitney Mercilus. On Friday, Watson shared a heartfelt message about his injury, saying he'll return from this injury better than ever.

Players around the NFL were quick to send out their best wishes to the young star, who had taken the league by storm.

Watson's teammates react to the shocking news

Watson's former Clemson teammates wish him a full recovery

Other NFL players send their thoughts and prayers