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J.J. Watt resumes training after sports hernia surgery

HOUSTON, TX - JANUARY 09:  J.J. Watt #99 of the Houston Texans looks on during the first half of the AFC Wild Card Playoff game against the Kansas City Chiefs at NRG Stadium on January 9, 2016 in Houston, Texas.  (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images) Getty Images

Texans defensive end J.J. Watt had surgery to repair a sports hernia a couple of days after the Texans lost to the Chiefs in the opening round of the playoffs.

The surgery kept Watt from playing in the Pro Bowl, but that looks like it will be the only football activity that Watt misses as a result of the injury. Watt emerged from his log cabin on Monday evening to announce on social media that it was his first day back on a full training schedule after the procedure.

“Day 1 allowed back to full training since surgery,” Watt wrote. “At first I was frustrated. Now I embrace adversity #HuntGreatness”

Watt also broke his hand during the season, although that injury didn’t cost him any time on the field after he was outfitted with a club. That injury shouldn’t have any impact on his readiness for offseason workouts and it doesn’t look like the sports hernia will limit him either.

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9 Responses to “J.J. Watt resumes training after sports hernia surgery”
  1. donny1rodriguez says: Feb 23, 2016 7:02 AM

    Now he can get back to doing commercials

  2. ballistictrajectory says: Feb 23, 2016 7:14 AM

    “…Watt emerged from his log cabin on Monday evening …”

    The new groundhog…

  3. nflrulebook says: Feb 23, 2016 7:16 AM

    Time to put on that letterman jacket.

    Hardoooo

  4. abninf says: Feb 23, 2016 7:21 AM

    He’s got a high pain threshold. Just ask him.

  5. killxswitch says: Feb 23, 2016 8:51 AM

    We get it. You’re tough and you work hard. You don’t have to tell everybody all the time. Just let your playing and others do the talking.

  6. indywilson40 says: Feb 23, 2016 8:54 AM

    JJ, Make sure to call HBO so they can document your “extra” workouts. Smh.

  7. 32raiderfan34 says: Feb 23, 2016 9:16 AM

    This is more interesting than half the stuff on PFT in the off season. Watt works out, he’s a beast. That’s what he does, that’s who he is. So why would you expect the news from him to be anything else. He’s through his injuries and he’s back to his insane workout schedule.

  8. trainwrecksryan says: Feb 23, 2016 10:14 AM

    He needed the surgery because of all that ego he’s carrying around.

  9. patsfan4lifesbchamps says: Feb 23, 2016 11:23 AM

    Too bad the Texans will waste his prime and never win a championship. If they are smart they will draft Connor Cook.

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