J.J. Watt on injury: I can’t sugarcoat it; I am devastated

AP

For the second season in a row, J.J. Watt will not play in even half his team’s games.

The Texans defensive end played in three games last season before needing a second back surgery. He will miss the rest of this season with a tibial plateau fracture in his left leg that will require surgery.

Watt made his first public comments since leaving the field in tears and departing the stadium in an ambulance with his girlfriend, Houston Dash forward Kealia Ohai.

“I can’t sugarcoat it,” Watt wrote on Twitter. “I am devastated. All I want to do is be out there on that field for my teammates and this city. I’m sorry.”

25 responses to “J.J. Watt on injury: I can’t sugarcoat it; I am devastated

  1. Watt is a Stud and an Amazing person, but the Truth is with or without him they weren’t winning the division this year … Jaguars are the team to beat … We destroyed the Texans week 1 in their own building with a healthy Watt and Mercilus. Watt is still very good but not what he used to be. He didn’t get a single sack against us and didn’t get one in 5 games, that should tell you he isn’t the same player. Either way I wish this guy complete health and a comeback. Go Jaguars !!!

  2. I was never a huge JJ Watt fan, but there’s no denying that this guy gave his heart and soul on and off the field. There’s also no denying that he was good for the game. Hang tough, JJ. Football fans everywhere wish you the best, dude.

  3. The Texans actually faired pretty well defensively last year without JJ. However losing Mercilus also is another story. Time for Clowney to have a monster year. Also, I think the Texans will be competing in most games as long as Watson stays healthy.

  4. I’d hate to see this be it for him, but I think it should be.
    I hope he gets better and makes sure that he can WALK the rest of his life vs play football another couple of years..
    JJ should roll that charity money into a larger foundation and use it all to do good for the rest of his life.
    He has done enough on the field. HE doesn’t need to try and come back.

  5. A hulked out, 3 year phenom? supplements,*wink* will eventually degrade you. Hasn’t done anything in 2 years.
    Your body breaks down abnormally fast if you’re that abnormal to the common man. We arent disposed to be hulkamaniacs.
    No way you’re that huge without help. Genetics only go so far. Too many other examples to list..

  6. Without these two injuries back to back. JJ Watt would be close to 100 career sacks or over while finishing off he’s 7th nfl season. That’s impressive, dudes a beast

  7. Man, as a football fan I really wanted to see what Clowney and Watt could do together healthy.

  8. JJ Watt is an honorable guy and a gentleman. He did his part when his neighbors needed him.👍 I hope that he gets healthy and returns to football if he still wants to play. He was fun to watch!

    I’m a Cardinals fan but I like all really respectful gentlemen.👍

  9. Come home JJ. The Pack will give you time to heal and you can see your family whenever you want. Oh yeah, deer hunting, ice fishing etc.

  10. Sorry to this but the Texans can still contend for the AFC South. They can definitely beat the Titans and Colts. They’ll need to do a better job against the Jags and Watson will help with that.

    Time for the young guns to step up!!

    Get better JJ.

  11. Football is obviously his job, but unlike some at his level, it also seems to be his passion. I feel genuinely bad for him. It’s kind of like a guitar player that breaks his hand. Sure he can’t play concerts until he’s healed, but really, he can’t play music, and that hurts just as much.

  12. What a tough loss for the city of Houston and the Texans as a team. This guy is a class act on and off the field. I wish him a speedy recovery and I hope he makes it back on the field as a Texan but this is a business and it may not matter how much he has helped the city of Houston.

  13. redclaw1314 says:
    October 9, 2017 at 4:24 pm

    JJ—you have plenty of money. It’s time to explore other opportunities.

    Think about it: if you had all the money you’d ever need, wouldn’t you want to follow your heart and find something to do that you love?

    JJ Watt loves football. He may love other things too, but we both know he isn’t playing for money at this point. And he won’t be rehabbing this injury and playing in 2018 for the money, either.

  14. It’s a broken bone in his knee, no cartilage damage at all. Broken bones heal. He’ll be fine and back next season. Soft tissue injuries are one thing, this is not that.

    Too many Watt-haters loving on this proclaiming he’s done. Sorry to burst your bubbles but he’ll be back.

  15. Lamar Flores Jr. says:
    October 9, 2017 at 3:15 pm

    Watt is a Stud and an Amazing person, but the Truth is with or without him they weren’t winning the division this year … Jaguars are the team to beat … We destroyed the Texans week 1 in their own building with a healthy Watt and Mercilus. Watt is still very good but not what he used to be. He didn’t get a single sack against us and didn’t get one in 5 games, that should tell you he isn’t the same player. Either way I wish this guy complete health and a comeback. Go Jaguars !!!
    ———————————————————–

    The first game in Houston, the Texans were still in training camp mode, their offensive line wasn’t ready, the entire team played horrible and Tom Savage was the QB. That game was a throwaway from the start. Since then, Watson has taken over and the team is averaging 28 PPG. Plus the Jags got smoked by the team that the Texans beat by 43. Somehow the next time they play I doubt it will be a repeat of that first game.

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