Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt suffered a tibial plateau fracture in Sunday night’s loss to the Kansas City Chiefs 42-34.
Update: DE J.J. Watt has suffered a tibial plateau fracture to his left leg.
— Houston Texans (@HoustonTexans) October 9, 2017
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.
Texans say they’re uncertain how long JJ Watt will be out with his tibial plateau fracture to his left leg.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) October 9, 2017
#Texans JJ Watt, who the team just announced has a tibial plateau fracture, is out for the season, source said. Another year ended on IR.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) October 9, 2017
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.
Whitney Mercilus has been ruled out with a chest injury. #TexansGameday
— Deepi Sidhu (@DeepSlant) October 9, 2017
— TJ Watt (@_TJWatt) October 9, 2017