HOUSTON — Texans defensive finish J.J. Watt suffered a tibial plateau detonate in his left leg Sunday in a a Kansas City Chiefs’ initial expostulate of a diversion and is out indefinitely.
Watt will bear serve contrast on a leg. His liberation calendar was uncertain, sources told ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
Watt fell to a belligerent while intent in a retard on a play. The Texans after announced a diagnosis.
Dallas Cowboys center linebacker Anthony Hitchens suffered a tibial plateau detonate in Aug and was given a liberation calendar of 8 weeks. Dallas receiver Dez Bryant suffered a tibial plateau detonate final year and missed 3 games.
Watt was seen exiting a X-ray room on crutches before withdrawal a track in an ambulance.
Watt was helped to a sideline by a Texans’ training staff, and he was looked during in a sideline tent before being taken off on a cart.
Watt’s younger hermit T.J. Watt, a linebacker for a Pittsburgh Steelers, tweeted his support.
— TJ Watt (@_TJWatt) October 9, 2017
The three-time NFL Defensive Player of a Year missed a final 13 games of a 2016 unchanging deteriorate given of a behind injury. He played in his initial regular-season diversion given his Sep 2016 behind medicine in this season’s opener opposite a Jacksonville Jaguars. In 4 games, Watt had 13 tackles, though he did not have a sack.
Texans outward linebacker Whitney Mercilus harmed his chest on a same expostulate and has been ruled out for a rest of a game.
Information from ESPN’s Sarah Barshop was used in this report.
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