J.J. Watt is likely out for the remainder of the 2016 season after aggravating his back during the New England Patriots game last Thursday. On Wednesday the Houston Texans placed the three-time defensive player of the year was placed on the injured reserve list. Watt then sent out a short letter on Twitter.
The Tweet Reads:
“I haven’t missed a game since my sophomore year of high school. This won’t be fun, but it is necessary in order for me to return to 100% and play at the level that I am capable of playing at. Everybody deals with adversity in their lives, many much worse than what I’m going through. I have great people around me and I appreciate the thoughts and well wishes from all of you. I am looking forward to the fight back to the top and to the next time that I can step back on that field with my brothers to play the game that I love. You are the best fans in the world and I promise to continue to told everything in my power to make you proud.
Watt could return if healthy after six weeks on the IR, but he and the Texans do not yet know the significance of his injury. Watt has played in all 83 regular season games in his career.