Deshaun Watson skipping Astros game due to ‘minor setback’ with eye injury
Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson was poised to fire up Astros fans at Game 7 of the World Series, but that will not be happening after all.
Watson was kicked in the face late in Sunday’s game against the Oakland Raiders, causing his eye to swell up. A minor setback with that will keep him from saying “play ball” at Game 7 as he was originally slated to do, but there is no concern that he will miss Sunday’s game against the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Deshaun Watson won't be able to handle the "Play Ball" call before tonight's World Series game at Minute Maid Park. He had a "minor setback" in his left eye that's been swollen since the Oakland game and needs to rest it, keep it out of the lights. He'll play against the Jaguars.
— John McClain (@McClain_on_NFL) October 30, 2019
The Texans probably wish their quarterback was a little further along, especially since the game is in London and they have a long trip ahead of them. As long as he manages to progress and can see, though, it seems there will be little risk in him playing.