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DeShaun Watson being evaluated in injury tent, A.J. McCarron warming up

Texans quarterback DeShaun Watson has struggled in Week 16, and a foot injury might be the culprit. We break down what’s going on.

Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson throws the ball against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers during the first half at Raymond James Stadium. Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

UPDATE #2: Watson has gone back into the game and will play through whatever injury he might have.

UPDATE: Watson is in the blue medical tent getting evaluated, per beat writer Aaron Wilson. Backup A.J. McCarron is warming up, per beat writer John McClain, and Watson is sitting on the bench while the Texans defense is on the field.

Houston Texans quarterback DeShaun Watson appears to be dealing with some kind of foot or lower leg injury amidst an ugly Week 16 performance against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. In the third quarter, Watson has been reaching for his right foot and seems slowed by the injury.

Watson started reaching for the right foot in the third quarter, and he looked a bit gimpy on a ten-yard run. It’s been a rough day for Watson, completing 13 of 23 passes for 109 yards and one interception. He’s also rushed five times for 32 yards.

The injury is on Watson’s plant foot, which could be impacting his accuracy and arm strength to some extent. The Bucs have given the Texans a host of opportunities to blow this game open, but the Bucs defense has contained the Texans most of the game. Houston currently leads the Bucs 20-17 with just under ten minutes left in the third quarter.