Clemson QB Deshaun Watson suffers knee injury (Video)

Graham Watson

Clemson star quarterback Deshaun Watson left Saturday’s game against Georgia Tech with an apparent knee injury following a quarterback draw.

Clemson QB Deshaun Watson suffers knee injury.
Clemson QB Deshaun Watson suffers knee injury.

Watson, who was in the midst of his seventh carry, appeared to step awkwardly before falling to the turf and clutching his left knee. He was able to get up and off the field under his own power but, according to ESPN sideline reporter Jeannine Edwards, the Clemson medical staff did a knee stability test and then told Watson something that made him visibly upset. He was immediately escorted to the locker room.

Senior Cole Stoudt replaced Watson and threw a pick-six two plays later.

Clemson QB Cole Stoudt throws an interception.
Clemson QB Cole Stoudt throws an interception.

Watson was in his first game back since suffering a broken hand against Louisville in early October and there was a positive feeling that Watson could keep Clemson in the hunt for a top-tier bowl. During his brief time in the game, Watson had either run or pass the ball on 14 of the Tigers’ 18 plays. He left the game completing 5-of-7 passes for 27 yards and had 40 rushing yards.

Following the Stoudt pick and the news that his knee injury might be severe, Watson gave a look that was representative of the feelings of many Clemson fans.

Deshaun Watson reacts to injury and interception.
Deshaun Watson reacts to injury and interception.

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