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J.J. Watt has hyperextended knee

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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.

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9 Responses to “J.J. Watt has hyperextended knee”
  1. ariani1985 says: Jun 15, 2014 12:16 AM

    If he was a packer he would be out for the year!

  2. thestrategyexpert says: Jun 15, 2014 12:18 AM

    Well for those that don’t want to hear the spoiler on the result of the mock negotiation segment that has been going on for quite a while, then immediately press CTRL+ALT+DELETE and shut your computers down now and burn them. Just kidding, I’m just trying to eliminate the commenting competition for no other reason than practice. Anyhow, it ended as I predicted after reading the opening Part I (that’s a Roman numeral not to be confused with an I) segment that there’s no way a deal would happen with how far both sides were apart. It turns out it was a stalemate because the team was standing way too firm. I guess Watt shouldn’t have listened to me and the Mock Agent and taken that last best deal. Or sped up the contract talks at an earlier point in time to determine if he’s staying or going to another team.

    Watt should have taken a page out of the Romney playbook and not waited more time than he legally had to in order to secure his future.

  3. wyrdawg says: Jun 15, 2014 12:29 AM

    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.

    You know? You’re absolutely right. Especially with Clowney there. Great call!

  4. numba1wiscosportsfan says: Jun 15, 2014 12:43 AM

    Get well soon HJ!!

  5. numba1wiscosportsfan says: Jun 15, 2014 12:49 AM

    Sorry, meant “AJ” not HJ. My bad. I been drinkin haha

  6. notwithkubiak says: Jun 15, 2014 1:11 AM

    Texans don’t need him anyway.. Super Bowl Champions 2015– -with our without him ..

  7. GenXJay says: Jun 15, 2014 6:43 AM

    the guy is damaging himself & fading out of the hype due to over achieving his job.

  8. vaughnjoe says: Jun 15, 2014 7:25 AM

    Jeez there goes my IDP fantasy lock

  9. winninaintsinnin says: Jun 15, 2014 12:29 PM

    He and Clowney won’t be so scary sitting on the bench.

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