Watson tore the ACL in his right leg in practice on Nov. 2 and had surgery six days later. He was initially given an eight-to-nine-month timeline to return to the field after surgery. Watson said that right now he expects to be back soon after the Texans' organized team activities (which start in mid-April and go until mid-June) and that his rehab is "going great."
Watson tore the ACL in his left leg during his freshman year at Clemson and returned to the field just five months later. The rookie said he has used what he learned from that experience and said it kept him from being "caught off guard" with what the recovery process would be like.