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Report: J.J. Watt Has Re-Injured Back, "Expected To Be Out For An Extended Period Of Time"

Texans fans react to Ian Rapoport's report on Battle Red Blog.

I'd gladly surrender my back if it made J.J.'s better.
I'd gladly surrender my back if it made J.J.'s better.
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Ian Rapoport just tweeted what qualifies as truly terrible news for your Houston Texans:

As Texans fans know all too well, J.J. is slightly more than two months removed from back surgery.  There's no way to put a positive spin on this.  It's a killer.

We'll update with further details or confirmation when we get it. In the meantime, by my count, you have a little less than an hour until the liquor stores close. Get to it.

UPDATE: Awful, horrible, damning confirmation.

UPDATE II: Why does it physically hurt to read this?

UPDATE III: Adam Schefter, can you cheer me up? No? You want to grind these crushed dreams into a fine powder?  [EXPLETIVE].

UPDATE IV: Wherein we drink to the prodigal son returning yet continue to weep for the favorite son's departure.

UPDATE V: J.J. Watt addresses the situation.

UPDATE VI: Ed Werder reports that this back injury is to the same disk Watt had surgery on in July.

UPDATE VII: From the guy who broke the story, two days later:

UPDATE VIII: And there it is. J.J. Watt had back surgery again and is expected to miss the rest of the 2016 season.

UPDATE IX: Final confirmation from the team:

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