Baltimore Ravens' Ben Watson quotes Romans 8:28 following NFL season-ending injury

NFL star Ben Watson glorified God by quoting scripture despite his recent major injury setback with his right Achilles tendon.

Baltimore Ravens' tight end sustained the injury when he tripped himself while making a run during a preseason game against the Detroit Lions on Saturday night. The injury means that he will be out for the rest of the season.

Yet despite the disappointing season-ending injury, the 35-year-old veteran chose to turn to God as words of encouragement and well-wishes poured out.

Oct 15, 2015; New Orleans, LA, USA; New Orleans Saints tight end Benjamin Watson (82) makes a two-yard touchdown catch in the third quarter against the Atlanta Falcons of their game at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. | Reuters/Chuck Cook-USA TODAY Sports

"Thank you all for the outpouring of love encouragement and prayer tonight. In a sad heartbreaking time it has truly lifted my spirits. Rom 8:28," wrote Watson on Twitter.

"When we don't understand His plan, we must trust His heart," he added.

The quoted verse reads, "And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to His purpose."

Watson's tweet garnered a series of prayers and positive messages. Some also quoted other Scriptures as they prayed for the footballer's healing.

"We know Romans 8:28 is still true. I'm not sure how but God is going to use this for His glory and our good!" tweeted retired NFL coach Tony Dungy, who sent his compassion and approval for how Watson coped with his adversity.

Watson, who became a Walter Payton Man of the Year Award finalist, as well as a Byron "Whizzer" White Man of the Year Award finalist, revealed early this month that he was inspired by the duo Olympic divers Steele Johnson and David Boudia, Christian athletes who bagged the silver medal for the 10-meter men's synchronized platform diving during the recently concluded summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.

Johnson, 20, said his "identity is rooted in Christ, not in the flips" while Boudia, 27, claimed a radical change after his conversion to Christianity.