J.J. Watt re-injures back, may be out for season, report says

Watt may have reinjured back

(Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)
(Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)

HOUSTON – According to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, Texans defensive superstar J.J. Watt has re-injured his back and may miss the remainder of the 2016 season.

Watt underwent back surgery in the offseason, but returned to game action in Week 1 against the Bears.

Watt played in each of the Texans first three games, extending his consecutive games played streak to 83. He has never missed a game since being drafted by the Texans in 2011.

He has 1.5 sacks, good for fourth on the team, and has 5 quarterback hits, second only to linebacker John Simon.

In the Texans Thursday night 27-0 loss at New England, Watt had just two tackles and no sacks or quarterback hits.


Watt is a 4-time Pro-Bowler and has been award the AP's Defensive Player of the Year three times during his career. The defensive end has recored nearly 400 tackles during his NFL career, including 76 sacks on quarterbacks.

Watt was drafted in the first round of the 2011 NFL draft. He played in college ball at the University of Wisconsin.