J.J. Watt refuses to give up.
On Monday, Houston Texans head coach Bill O’Brien wouldn’t rule out Watt for the remainder of the season. Watt, who tore his pectoral muscle on Oct. 27 while trying to tackle Oakland’s Josh Jacobs, was expected to miss the remainder of the season. He even tweeted after the game that his season was coming to an end.
This game can be beautiful and it can also be brutal. Absolutely gutted that I won’t be able to finish the season with my guys and give the fans what they deserve. I truly love this game and can’t stand letting you guys down. Thank you for all of the thoughts & well-wishes.
— JJ Watt (@JJWatt) October 28, 2019
However, O’Brien stated that Watt is working “very, very hard” to get back and that the team will “see how it goes.”
Despite the Texans sitting atop the AFC South rankings, they could use Watt’s presence if they hope to make a strong push in the playoffs. The Texans currently rank 26th in the NFL with just 28 sacks. Before his injury in Week 8, Watt had four sacks, one forced fumble, and two fumble recoveries.