NFL Star Ben Watson on Season-Ending Injury: 'God Has a Plan in All of This'

By Samuel Smith, Christian Post On September 21, 2016

Christian NFL player Benjamin Watson says even though he's devastated that he'll have to miss his entire first season with the Baltimore Ravens due to an injury, he knows God has something up His sleeve.

Watson, a veteran tight end and a devout Christian author, tore his Achilles tendon on the first offensive play during the Ravens' third preseason game against the Detroit Lions on Aug. 27.

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As the tear of the Achilles takes about four months to a year to completely heal enough for athletic competition, the 35-year-old Watson was placed on the injured reserve list and will be sidelined for the whole 2016 season.

"I'm disappointed, I'm sad, and I'm frustrated, but I do know that God knows what's going on, He's got a plan. This is not a surprise to Him," Watson, who is in his 13th season in the NFL, wrote in an op-ed titled "Comfort Amidst Disappointment" published by The Increase Football on Monday.