J.J. Watt diagnosed with tibial plateau fracture

AP

The Texans are going to be without defensive end J.J. Watt for an extended period of time.

According to Michele Tafoya of NBC, Watt has been diagnosed with a tibial plateau fracture in his left leg.

He’s also having MRIs to determine the extent of other damage in his knee, including ligament damage.

The reality is the three-time defensive player of the year will likely be on injured reserve soon, his second straight year there. He missed 13 games last year after back surgery.

 

35 responses to “J.J. Watt diagnosed with tibial plateau fracture

  1. Not too sure what this is… but it sounds awful. And for a guy who has his broken fingers come thru his skin and just reset them without much fanfare, to see him in this kind of pain, it must really suck.

  2. It’s bad news. A tibial plateau fracture can be a career-ending injury. Depends on the severity and the involvement of arteries, veins, and nerves that run through that area.

  3. That’s a bad injury. They thought I did that, and they were talking a 6 to 9 month recovery. That’s for a layman . Thank God the second MRI proved that wrong. Good luck JJ.

  4. jetsfmleveryday says:
    October 8, 2017 at 10:44 pm
    Not too sure what this is… but it sounds awful. And for a guy who has his broken fingers come thru his skin and just reset them without much fanfare, to see him in this kind of pain, it must really suck.
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    Im an athletic training student in the Northeast right now, the tibia is the bigger/ stronger bone in your lower leg. The tibial plateau is the lower half of the knee joint where the tibia flattens out where the femur sits. It’s a pretty nasty injury and as a Pats fan i wouldnt wish it on any player. Also i wouldnt be surprised to hear of a meniscus tear and/or MCL, ACL, PCL, LCL damage along with it. Hopefully this helps!

  5. I’ve had this injury – very painful but no long term effects – he should be back in 3-4 weeks. I did it snow skiing and I am far from the athlete that Watt is. I thought I’d popped my ACL.

  6. one of the Cowboys LBs just returned from that injury, not sure when it happened. But sounds nasty.

    Every NFL player is risking his career and long term health every time they step on the field.

  7. They did say his season is over but I think he has more problems than that. Last year he missed 11 games, now this year another 11 and didnt he have something go wrong in the year before and miss a big part of the season? broken arm or hand?
    Maybe he needs to think about putting the cleats away. It cant be fun having all these major injuries and missing so much football all the time.
    Wish him the best though

  8. Just seems like his body wasn’t meant to play this game…Best wishes but there has to be a point someone steps in and advises him on what’s best later in life. Right now he has 2 choices. 1. Keep playing and when he’s in his mid 40s walking might be a luxury or 2. walk away and lead happy and healthy life…he gets a prime time TV gig tomorrow or is the #1 face in WWE.

  9. People are going to hate to admit it, but his career is probably over. Too many injuries over the last several seasons and the Texans are paying him a lot. Salary cap casualty.

  10. Man every year I say if we can get a qb we would be a contender because our defense is good. Now we get a qb and our defense is falling apart. This is so frustrating. I hope watt gets health and comes back strong. You could tell he wasn’t full strength this year. He was the last one off the line of scrimmage when the balls snapped when he use to be the first. I hope we keep him around even if he isn’t what he use to be. I know a lot of people think he’s fake but I will never fault a guy who always says and does the right thing. In a league that has so many players who make headlines for the wrong reasons it’s good to have a guy making them for right reasons.

  11. He will not be back in 3 to 4 weeks–really? I’ve had this injury for ten years now. I day does not go by that I am not reminded that I injured my leg. My doctor told me that I can forget about playing basketball again and that I should consider doubles for tennis. Hopefully, with him being a pro athlete with access to the best doctors and rehab specialists, things will turn out well for him. Realistically, he is looking at being out for a lot longer than four weeks.

  12. Wow ..he has been injured a lot in last two years…maybe I should
    say he is like Navarro Bowman or Sean Lee and made of glass..
    Nah…I will just say he is a great player who competes hard
    and got injured. I hope he heals well and comes back healthy.

  13. Watt is as tough as nails. With an injury like that they should have had to cart him off the field and he was trying to walk off with help of course. I know I would have laid there and demanded a cart.

  14. I had the same injury. I was told surgery was a must, and it took me 10 months to begin to walk properly again.

    Of course, I only had regular human quality care, not NFL superstar level, so he’ll probably play in 3 weeks….

  15. i never liked the guy untill he showed what kind of man he truly is when he stepped up & raised all that money for Houston…showed just how truly selfles he really is.

    if any of you think he’s just gonna lay down & hang em up your all nuts not with the size heart this dude has & im not a texans fan by any means but this guy is a MONSTER on and off the field.

    good luck JJ
    Patriots Fan

  16. factsanybody says:
    October 8, 2017 at 11:10 pm
    The Gronk of defense. Generational players who fall hard and have terrible luck. I hope he makes it back.
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    That is unfair to Gronk, who will end up owning many NFL records and has actually won a Super Bowl.

  17. pastabelly says:
    October 9, 2017 at 7:39 am
    factsanybody says:
    October 8, 2017 at 11:10 pm
    The Gronk of defense. Generational players who fall hard and have terrible luck. I hope he makes it back.
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    That is unfair to Gronk, who will end up owning many NFL records and has actually won a Super Bowl.

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    pat fans are so sensitive

  18. Watts has been the icon of GOOD in the NFL the last few years. I hope he can come back but he’s a smart man and decide it’s time to heal and walk away from the game. If so, he needs to keep represnting the NFL in some sort of other capacity. He’s a GREAT spokesman for the league.

  19. ctiggs says:
    October 8, 2017 at 10:59 pm
    Stays hurt
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    Didn’t miss a game the first 5 years! Back injury got him after three games last year. “Stays hurt” is hardly accurate.

    I think of Gronk too when Watt gets hurt. They both play all-out every down. The body can only take so much.

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