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J.J. Watt Injury Update, With Video Evidence

Courtesy of J.J.’s Twitter account, here’s the latest on the All-Universe defensive end’s road to recovery.

World Series - Los Angeles Dodgers v Houston Astros - Game Three
J.J. on crutches is disheartening, but remembering the Astros’ run to the title is not.
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J.J. Watt suffered a season-ending tibeal plateau fracture a little less than two months ago. He underwent surgery, and on the rare number of times we’ve seen Watt since then, he’s been on crutches. Which is to be expected, Dr. David Chao says.

This morning, however, we saw Watt without any crutches, taking his first steps without assistance since the injury.

That is a gnarly scar. J.J. still has miles to go with his rehab and many months before he’ll return to the field. Nevertheless, this marks a tangible and large step in his effort to return to being the generational talent Texans fans have been so fortunate to root for since 2011.