JJ Watt Suffers Season-Ending Injury

The Houston superstar goes down again after missing most of last season
By Josh Rosenblatt,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 9, 2017 6:16 PM CDT
JJ Watt's Season Is Over Following Leg Injury
   (AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith)

Houston Texans fans who have been holding their breath since their superstar defensive end JJ Watt went down with an injury in the first quarter of the team's 42-34 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs Sunday had their collective hearts broken on Monday, per Bleacher Report. After the Texans tweeted Sunday evening that Watt, a three-time NFL Defensive Player of the Year, had suffered a tibial plateau fracture in his left leg, head coach Bill O'Brien confirmed that the injury had ended Watt's season. Early Monday morning Watt tweeted, "I can't sugarcoat it, I am devastated. All I want to do is be out there on that field for my teammates and this city. I'm sorry."

Watt's injury occurred at the seven-minute mark of the first quarter. While attempting to work his way around the Chiefs' offensive line he appeared to have his leg run into by his own teammate, causing him to fall to the ground. Watt was escorted to the sideline by Texans staff and eventually put into an ambulance and taken to a hospital, ESPN reports. Making matters worse for the Texans, Watts' teammate Whitney Mercilus was also forced to leave Sunday's game with a season-ending injury. Watt, 28, sat out most of last season with a back injury. (More JJ Watt stories.)

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