J.J. Watt: My finger bone busted through my skin, but I just taped it up

AP

J.J. Watt is one tough guy.

Watt, the Texans defensive lineman who’s been making more headlines for his Hurricane Harvey relief efforts than for his play lately, returned to the field today against the Jaguars after missing most of last season with a back injury. Watt didn’t make it through the game unscathed, but he felt OK anyway.

After the game, Watt revealed that he suffered what most people would consider a very serious finger injury, but he just brushed it off and kept playing.

“I felt fine,” Watt said. “I messed up my finger a little bit, but other than that my body felt fine. Just busted the bone through the skin. Nothing bad, just tape it up.”

That’s a disgusting image, and an injury that would have most people taking time off work even if their jobs required nothing more of their fingers than typing. Watt’s hands are getting hit on every play, but he wouldn’t let a little thing like a bone poking through the skin keep him out of a game.

32 responses to “J.J. Watt: My finger bone busted through my skin, but I just taped it up

  1. such a look at me cartoon character…….. Oh and by the way. You can end your Kap is not better than…. Savage, Tolezien, Hoyer, Dalton, Mccown etc he should in the league

  2. I admire his altruistic efforts. But he can’t stay on the field. Bud Grant used to say it didn’t matter how much talent you had if you’re not available on Sunday.

  3. Like a said JJ NOT is the biggest “look at me guy” in the NFL

    No player has ever been hyped so much and done less than him

    And definitely NOT worth that contract

  4. I want to like this guy… I really do!

    But I just can’t bring myself to do it.

    Good for him for lending his name to a fundraising effort for Hurricane Harvey and doing all the press to go along with it. The people of Houston will be better off because of it (keep in mind, $30M is just a drop in the bucket compared to the $40BILLION estimated damage)… but he is the KING of the humble brag.

    Surprised cameras didn’t catch him flipping monster truck tires during a postgame workout after the stadium cleared.

  5. unlike the bennet brothers???? LMAO! talk about wanting attention and sucn.
    watt = old school kick ur asz.
    real tough guys brag about their war wounds. Proud of them! Earned them!

  6. Flash1287 says:
    September 10, 2017 at 7:03 pm
    Like a said JJ NOT is the biggest “look at me guy” in the NFL

    No player has ever been hyped so much and done less than him

    And definitely NOT worth that contract
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    Could not care less about JJ Watt or the Texans but it’s absolutely asinine to say no player has ever been hyped so much and one less. The guy has 3 Defensive Player of the Year awards in 6 years. Get out of here.

  7. calizcowboyz says:
    September 10, 2017 at 7:12 pm
    unlike the bennet brothers???? LMAO! talk about wanting attention and sucn.
    watt = old school kick ur asz.
    real tough guys brag about their war wounds. Proud of them! Earned them!
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    Being tough is a lot like being pretty. If you have to tell people you are, then you’re not.

  8. tylawspick6 says:

    September 10, 2017 at 6:38 pm

    at least gronk is the greatest te ever, going to the hof and has 2 rings and 3 sb appearances

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    But how many did he actually play in? Back ups get rings too, as do IR players…

  9. Tony Romo could have walked down from the booth after not having played a snap all preseason and out performed texans QB’s . Nice call mcnair

  10. Same thing happened to Drew Bledsoe and he stayed in the game, but was out for the rest of the season afterward.

  11. Is this guy the biggest drama queen in the league or what? I mean I really like the Texans, but the nose bleed for the camera and announcing every boo boo so he can call it no big deal. Maybe he shouldn’t have spent all his energy running around with a big Texas flag before the game so he could play better.

  12. tinye67 says:
    September 10, 2017 at 6:38 pm
    I admire his altruistic efforts. But he can’t stay on the field. Bud Grant used to say it didn’t matter how much talent you had if you’re not available on Sunday.

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    You do realize he’d never missed a single game in his career until the back surgery last year, right? How many NFL players go 6 years without missing a game?

    It doesn’t sound like he’s going to miss time with this, either.

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