Deshaun Watson is expected to start Sunday against the Bills despite suffering a chest injury in Week 5, according to NFL Network.
#Texans QB Deshaun Watson, battling a painful bruised chest and lung, is expected to start, source said.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) October 14, 2018
The 23-year-old quarterback has been dealing with a bruised chest and lung after taking several big hits during the Texans’ 19-16 overtime win over the Cowboys. He was examined in the medical tent late in the fourth quarter but returned to the field for the extra period.
Watson was considered day to day, but he was confident earlier this week that he would be on the field Sunday.
“I feel good,” Watson told reporters during a press conference Wednesday. “I feel great … Just recovering from the game and getting ready for Buffalo.”
Watson, selected by the Texans with the 12th pick in the 2017 draft, tallied 21 total touchdowns in seven games as a rookie but suffered a torn ACL in an early November practice, missing the rest of the season.
He has completed 65.1 percent of his passes and thrown eight touchdowns along with five interceptions through five games this season. He’s had at least 375 yards passing in his last three games.
The Texans (2-3) host Buffalo (2-3) on Sunday with kickoff slated for 1 p.m. ET.