Jadeveon Clowney isn’t the only high-profile Texans defender dealing with an injury. In addition to Clowney’s sports hernia, defensive end J.J. Watt has a hyperextended knee.
The injury happened during Thursday’s OTA session. Watt didn’t practice Friday.
“He’s fine,” coach Bill O’Brien said, via Brian Smith of the Houston Chronicle. “It’s not serious at all. We just gave him the day off.”
Even if Watt is fine, the situation should serve as a reminder for Watt that, with three years of significant achievement and two years left under his rookie contract, Watt would be wise to try to get his long-term deal sooner than later.
The 2012 NFL defensive player of the year has been surprisingly quiet about his contractual status. Earlier in the year, some pegged Watt for a possible holdout. It appears unlikely at this point that Watt will take a stand. His knee injury, no matter how minor, should prompt him to reconsider that.