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AP sources: Texans QB Watson out for season with ACL tear

FILE - In this Oct. 8, 2017, file photo, Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson (4) before an NFL football game Kansas City Chiefs in Houston. Two people familiar with the situation tell The Associated Press that Watson sustained a season-ending knee injury in practice on Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017. The rookie suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament in one of his knees and will go on the injured reserve. The people spoke on the condition of anonymity because the team hadn't announced the injury. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)

HOUSTON - Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson sustained a season-ending knee injury in practice on Thursday, two people familiar with the situation told The Associated Press.

The rookie suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament in one of his knees and will go on injured reserve. The people spoke on the condition of anonymity because the team hadn't announced the injury.

His injury is the latest blow to a team that lost three-time NFL Defensive Player of the Year J.J. Watt and linebacker Whitney Mercilus to season-ending injuries on Oct. 8.

The former Clemson standout had been a bright spot in a challenging season for the Texans (3-4). The 12th overall pick in this year's draft was the AFC offensive player of the month after throwing for 1,171 yards with 16 touchdowns and running for 145 yards and another score.

The Texans will sign Matt McGloin to back up Pitt's Tom Savage, a person familiar with the move told The AP on the condition of anonymity because the team hadn't announced it.

McGloin, who played for O'Brien at Penn State, was released by the Eagles on Sept. 1.

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