This season has been brutal for NFL injuries and the Houston Texans had a major one tonight in their loss to the Kansas City Chiefs.
Folk hero J.J. Watt went down with an apparent leg injury in the first quarter and had to be helped off the field after a routine rush to the quarterback. Nothing out of the ordinary happened besides what looked like a tweak on the replay, but the prognosis seems to be bad for him.
After being taken to the locker room and being looked at, doctors determined the Texans star has a tibial plateau fracture in his left leg. He left the game in crutches and was seen leaving in an ambulance. A timetable for his return is not known at this particular time, but it depends on the extent of the fracture.
The loss will be felt on the defensive side for the Texans, with Watt being the backbone of that defensive line and leader of the team on that end.
His season is likely over.
— TJ Watt (@_TJWatt) October 9, 2017
The worst part is the team also lost Whitney Mercilus on the same drive and he could be out for an extended amount of time as well.
Get well soon J.J.
UPDATE: The Texans have confirmed the diagnosis. Watt is out for the season.
I can't sugarcoat it, I am devastated.
All I want to do is be out there on that field for my teammates and this city.
— JJ Watt (@JJWatt) October 9, 2017