UK markets close in 3 hours 59 minutes
  • FTSE 100

    6,691.52
    +52.67 (+0.79%)
     
  • FTSE 250

    20,513.21
    +162.80 (+0.80%)
     
  • AIM

    1,196.03
    -2.53 (-0.21%)
     
  • GBP/EUR

    1.1274
    +0.0016 (+0.14%)
     
  • GBP/USD

    1.3694
    +0.0018 (+0.13%)
     
  • BTC-GBP

    23,145.19
    -521.70 (-2.20%)
     
  • CMC Crypto 200

    639.65
    -7.68 (-1.19%)
     
  • S&P 500

    3,855.36
    +13.89 (+0.36%)
     
  • DOW

    30,960.00
    -36.98 (-0.12%)
     
  • CRUDE OIL

    53.07
    +0.30 (+0.57%)
     
  • GOLD FUTURES

    1,854.70
    -0.50 (-0.03%)
     
  • NIKKEI 225

    28,546.18
    -276.11 (-0.96%)
     
  • HANG SENG

    29,391.26
    -767.75 (-2.55%)
     
  • DAX

    13,894.79
    +250.84 (+1.84%)
     
  • CAC 40

    5,540.78
    +68.42 (+1.25%)
     

Deshaun Watson OK after hand got stuck in Bengals player's helmet mid-throw

Ryan Young
·Writer
·2-min read

Houston says that quarterback Deshaun Watson is OK after suffering an unusual hand injury at the end of the Texans’ 37-31 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday afternoon.

Watson left the game late in the fourth quarter after his right hand got caught in a Bengals player’s helmet while he was trying to make a throw.

Deshaun Watson fumbled late on Sunday after his hand got stuck in a Bengals player's helmet mid-throw. (AP/Sam Craft)
Deshaun Watson fumbled late on Sunday after his hand got stuck in a Bengals player's helmet mid-throw. (AP/Sam Craft)

Deshaun Watson hurt hand late vs. Bengals

With less than two minutes to go against Cincinnati, Watson went to make a throw when his right hand got stuck in defensive end Sam Hubbard’s helmet. The pain sent Watson to the ground awkwardly while the ball popped loose.

The Bengals recovered the fumble, and then kicked a 36-yard field goal to extend their lead to six points in the final minute. Watson was looked at by team doctors during Cincinnati’s drive before he eventually returned for Houston’s final plays of the game.

Texans interim head coach Romeo Crennel said after the game that he didn’t think Watson suffered any significant damage on the play.

“His arm got hit as he was delivering the ball, and you torque your arm quite a bit when you’re throwing. So he got a good banged up, but he was able to come back. He felt good about it,” Crennel said. “The doctors didn’t think anything major was an issue. They’ll check him out of course … and then we’ll know more about what the deal is tomorrow or the next day.”

Watson went 24-of-33 for 324 yards with three touchdowns in the loss, which marked the Texans’ fourth straight. He said after the game that he expects to play in the regular season finale when they host the Tennessee Titans, too.

“They were just checking it out, just being precautious,” Watson said. “But I’m pretty fine now … Yeah I will [play next week]. I’ll play.”

More from Yahoo Sports: