October 17, 2017
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Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt suffered a tibial plateau fracture in his left leg during Sunday's game against the Kansas City Chiefs. USA TODAY Sports/ Troy Taormina

Texans’ J.J. Watt Suffers Tibial Plateau Fracture On Sunday Night Football

Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt suffered a tibial plateau fracture in Sunday night’s loss to the Kansas City Chiefs 42-34.

The Texans are uncertain how long Watt will be out with the injury, but NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reports the three-time Defensive Player of the Year will miss the remainder of the 2017 season.

Watt played in just three games in 2016 before undergoing season-ending back surgery but had not missed a game in his first five seasons in the league.

The Texans lost both Watt and outside linebacker Whitney Mercilus (chest) to injuries on the opening drive.

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