J.J. Watt Questionable for Start of Regular Season After Surgery to Repair Herniated Disc


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Lindsey Vonn may want to grab the massage oil and head on over to J.J. Watt‘s place. The Houston Texans’ defensive end had surgery on Wednesday to repair a herniated disc.

According to NFL insider Ian Rapoport, doctors say the best-case scenario is a recovery time of eight weeks. That would see Watt miss all of training camp (good thing Hard Knocks covered the Texans last year) but possibly make it back for the start of the regular season. But again, that’s the best case. NFL media’s Mike Garafolo has a much more pessimistic source who says the recovery time is likely to be 10 weeks. That would see Watt miss two regular season games.

Watt has not missed a single game in his five-year career. Last season he famously played through a broken hand and a severe groin injury. Now it would seem his ironman streak is in serious jeopardy.

Of course, if anybody can beat the odds and return from surgery early, it’s J.J. Watt. That said, it was probably J.J. Watt’s famous workout intensity that lead to the herniated disc in the first place. If I were a Texans fan, I think I would prefer Watt just take his time and heal.

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