Texans star J.J. Watt facing four-month recovery time after surgery on torn pec
#Texans DE JJ Watt will have surgery in the middle of this week to repair a torn pec that ended his season, source said. He’s looking at a recovery time of 4 months or so, which puts him ready in plenty of time for OTAs and minicamp.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) October 28, 2019
Watt suffered the injury during the team’s 27-24 victory over the Oakland Raiders on Sunday. Watt is expected to undergo surgery this week and then the recovery process will start. The good news for the Texans is the timetable puts him on track to be ready for all the offseason work with the team.
Watt confirmed the injury Sunday night on Twitter, saying he was gutted that he wouldn’t be able to finish the season with the team.
This game can be beautiful and it can also be brutal. Absolutely gutted that I won’t be able to finish the season with my guys and give the fans what they deserve. I truly love this game and can’t stand letting you guys down. Thank you for all of the thoughts & well-wishes.
— JJ Watt (@JJWatt) October 28, 2019
Deshaun Watson said it was tough losing Watt, but the entire team will be there to support him through this tough time.
“It’s tough,” quarterback Deshaun Watson said via ESPN. “That’s a big part of this team. But he knows that this locker room, this organization, this town, this city, the Houston nation is definitely going to support him through his recovery. We always love him. He’s going to be right there with us. Important, helping us out. You hate to just see, not just him, but anybody go down and any injury, especially a season-ending injury. All the work that he put in to get to this point. It’s crazy and it sucks, but we all send our prayers towards him. We love him, and we’re definitely going to support him.”
The Texans currently sit with a 5-3 record and even without Watt are still in good shape to make the playoffs.