Tuesday January 12th, 2016

Texans defensive end J.J. Watt underwent surgery for a sports hernia injury on Tuesday, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

Watt was injured during Saturday’s playoff loss to the Kansas City Chiefs, and did not return to the game after coming up in pain. The Texans called it a groin injury during the game.

One of the NFL’s premier pass rushers and defensive players, the 26-year-old Watt recorded 17 1/2 sacks and made 76 tackles this season for the AFC South champion Texans. Watt has 74 1/2 sacks in his five pro seasons and 69 sacks over the last four.

 

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