Ten days ago, there was a (refuted) report that J.J. Watt would return to practice. Sure, it seemed a bit nuts that Watt would be getting back on the field slightly more than a month after having freaking back surgery, but J.J. Watt is no mere mortal, so any suspension of belief was entirely justifiable.
It turned out that report was premature, as Watt didn't practice last week. Now, however, with the regular season opener against the Chicago Bears seven days away, Watt has been cleared by the Texans' medical staff to get back to doing what he does better than anyone else in the world.
.@JJWatt passed his physical— Mark Berman (@MarkBermanFox26) September 4, 2016
JJ Watt passed physical and is ready for practice Monday.— John McClain (@McClain_on_NFL) September 4, 2016
Watt's return to the practice field does not necessarily mean he'll be suiting up when the Texans open their 2016 season next week. That chapter of Watt's comeback from an offseason that's been chock full of surgeries has yet to be written, so stay tuned to see if the best player in the NFL will in fact take the field at NRG Stadium next Sunday.
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