Our worst nightmares have become reality - J.J. Watt is potentially seriously injured. The Texans star pass rusher pulled up a bit lame mid-way through the third quarter and limped off the field with an apparent groin injury. After a few moments of stretching and grimacing in pain, Watt returned to the game only to be promptly re-injured even worse than before with a knee injury.
Watt is out with a right knee issue. He was on the ground when Eric Fisher shoved him. Fans booing Fisher. Watt left the field.— John McClain (@McClain_on_NFL) January 9, 2016
Unfortunately on the exact same play Chiefs leading receiver Jeremy Maclin was also injured with an apparently serious knee injury. His status is unknown at this time as well. We will continuously update this post as more information becomes available on both injuries. Fingers crossed, ladies and gentlemen.
UPDATE: 6:05 PM CT
It looks like the Texans training staff is doing everything they can to keep Watt from making a bad decision for his health. You've got to respect the heart, though.
Texans head trainer was arguing with J.J. Watt on the sideline. standing between him and the field.— James Palmer (@JamesPalmerTV) January 9, 2016