JJ Watt promises fans he 'will be back' from back injury

Texans defensive end J.J. Watt reinjured his back and will be placed on injured reserve Wednesday, sources confirmed to ESPN's Dan Graziano and Adam Schefter.

Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt, the reigning NFL Defensive Player of the Year, is headed for injured reserve after re-injuring his back, multiple media outlets reported Tuesday. Coach Bill O'Brien said that he was merely giving the superstar linebacker a day off after the team's bruising loss to the New England Patriots on Thursday night.

IWatt had surgery in late July for a herniated disc and this appears to be the same injury, said the person who requested anonymity because the team has not announced it. That means he won't play Sunday and likely still won't be available when the teams meet again in the final week of the regular season, January 1 at Nissan Stadium. Moreso, if you're medically cleared, you're medically cleared so perhaps this is just a case of chronic back issues that will plague Watt for the rest of his career.

Smith, who won the Super Bowl with the Denver Broncos last season, has recorded 311 tackles and 47 sacks throughout his 12-year National Football League career, including two and a half last year in Denver. "But I am going to play as long as I can enjoy it and have fun".

"I've never seen so many people looking at my hand", Brissett said with a chuckle on his way to his locker. Their best hope at this point might be to stay in the race for the next two months (possible in this division) and pray for Watt to be brought off injured reserve when eligible for a potential playoff run.

Watt has eight tackles and 1.5 sacks on the year but is in danger of halting his streak of not missing a start since being drafted 11th overall in 2011.

"We brought in the player", Bowles said.

Considering that he probably shouldn't have even been out on the field these first few games, and now he's basically right back to where he started, the smart bet might be just to let him sit until he is totally healthy and ready to go. "I'm not bagging on him, but it's a question of when he injured it during that game", Dr. David Chao - a Chargers physician who does not treat Watt - told the Chronicle. He also had surgery in January to fix five torn core muscles.

The Texans' defense should still be good with Watt, but certainly nowhere near the level, they are with the three-time Defensive Player of the Year on the field. He has forced 15 fumbles and recovered 13.

To offset the loss of Watt, the team signed former Texan Antonio Smith.

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