Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson posted a message to fans on Twitter on Friday after news broke that the rookie tore his ACL.
The former Gainesville High School quarterback suffered a non-contact ACL tear on Thursday during practice and is most likely out for the rest of the season.
After countless NFL players, professional athletes and fans reached out to him on social media, Watson posted a message of thanks on Friday.
Watson thanked is NFL family for all the prayers, his fans for their “relentless encouragement” and everyone else who reached out to him over the past 24 hours.
“Yesterday I felt like I let my teammates, my fans and my family down. However as a child of God, I understand that everything happens for a reason. He don’t to make mistakes!” Watson wrote in part.
“I promise that I will continue to work diligently so that this team can one day bring a championship to Houston, and when I return, I will be better, stronger and more focused than ever before! Now the grind begins.”
Watson was drafted with the 12th overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft by the Texans and has thrown for 1,699 yards, 19 touchdowns and eight interceptions and rushed for 269 yards and two touchdowns in seven games— six as starter.