Texans DE J.J. Watt had ‘minor knee cleanup’ after season
Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt recently underwent a procedure on a knee injury that bothered him throughout the season. Fortunately for Watt and Houston Texans supporters, it was a simple procedure that just required a bit of maintenance.
#Texans star DL JJ Watt had a minor knee cleanup following the season, source said. Sounds like he’s fine now, just some maintenance on an injury that bothered him during the season.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) January 17, 2019
Watt had a fantastic season in 2018 and looked like his old self during the seasons in which he won Defensive Player of the Year. Watt won the award in 2012, 2014, and 2015, but unfortunately suffered season-ending injuries in 2016 and 2017.
Watt forced a career-high seven forced fumbles this season as well as accounting for 16.0 sacks. The Texans defense was amongst the top units in the league along with the Chicago Bears and Baltimore Ravens. A lot of the team’s success had to do with Watt’s return and ability to stay healthy throughout the entirety of the season.
The Texans can only hope Watt’s procedure was solely just maintenance considering Watt’s injury history in recent years. Watt is without a doubt one of the league’s most feared pass rushers in the league, and that was apparent with his presence on the field this season.
Unfortunately for the Texans, they had to face off against a red-hot Indianapolis Colts team that looked like a completely different team from the previous two meetings in 2018. The series was split at 1-1 between the two teams this seasons, and both games were decided by a field goal. The Wild Card game played out much differently for the Texans as the defense could not stop Andrew Luck and the Colts offense.