The potential for having Texans star defensive finish J.J. Watt again for the playoffs is rising as a extra viable state of affairs.
Watt has made a speedy restoration from a torn pectoral suffered towards the Oakland Raiders in October, a lot in order that he may very well be designated for return from injured reserve.
The Texans beforehand designated tight finish Jordan Thomas for return from injured reserve, leaving them with yet another spot left beneath NFL guidelines.
Whereas Watt has beforehand declared himself out for the yr, writing on social media that he was “completely gutted that I will not have the ability to end the season with my guys,” he is far more optimistic now about his outlook primarily based on how his rehabilitation is progressing.
“It is going extraordinarily effectively,” Watt instructed NBC previous to the Texans’ Sunday night time recreation towards the New England Patriots. “I really feel unbelievable. The docs, the rehab guys are taking nice care of me and I really feel actually, actually good.”
The Texans will proceed to intently monitor Watt’s restoration and decide on his standing within the weeks to return. Watt has been attending practices at NRG Stadium and has been out of a protecting sling for weeks following surgical procedure to restore the harm to his chest.
“I do what the physician tells me,” Watt mentioned. “We have at all times been wanting to ensure we do every part we probably can to get again on the market with the blokes. If the physician offers me the inexperienced mild in some unspecified time in the future, within the close to future, I’ll take the inexperienced mild gladly and get again on the market with my guys.”
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