Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt plans to play through a broken hand during Sunday’s game against the Patriots.
Watt told reporters he broke his hand in practice on Wednesday and will wear a cast over it for the game. He was held out of practice Thursday because of the injury and worked on the side with trainers.
Texans head coach Bill O’Brien told reporters he expected Watt to play.
Watt has started every game for the Texans since being drafted in 2011, a streak of 76 consecutive starts. The defensive end has made 59 tackles with 13.5 sacks this season.
The Texans are 6–6 and host the 10–2 Patriots Sunday at 8:30 p.m. ET.
- Jeremy Woo