Early in the first quarter tonight, J.J. Watt was rushing from the defensive end position. He slipped during his rush and fell to one knee. He got back up and punched the tackle, and then proceeded to go back down again. After the play concluded, he laid on the grass until the training staff arrived.
Here's the JJ Watt injury.... very little contact on the play. Trainers were looking at his ACL/MCL. pic.twitter.com/0UZuAJ9qnZ— NFL Update (@MySportsUpdate) October 9, 2017
Watt couldn’t leave the field on his own two legs. He was helped off by the training staff and was on the verge of crying. It was just the saddest thing ever for Texans’ football. Afterwards they put him in the medical tent, and J.J. was carted off to the locker room. And recently he has placed on an ambulance to be taken to the hospital.
UPDATE—J.J. Watt’s injury is confirmed. He suffered a tibial plateau fracture.
Injury Update: DE J.J. Watt has suffered a tibial plateau fracture to his left leg.— Texans PR (@TexansPR) October 9, 2017
He is expected to be placed on Injured Reserve and miss the rest of the season.
#Texans JJ Watt, who the team just announced has a tibial plateau fracture, is out for the season, source said. Another year ended on IR.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) October 9, 2017
To live is to suffer.
UPDATE II: J.J. has spoken, and I’m crying again.
I can't sugarcoat it, I am devastated.— JJ Watt (@JJWatt) October 9, 2017
All I want to do is be out there on that field for my teammates and this city.
UPDATE III: J.J. made it out of surgery with no hiccups.