J.J. Watt won’t be playing football any time soon, but his recovery is coming along well based on video he shared Friday that showed off a brutal scar.
For the second time this week, Watt showed his fans that he’s able to walk without assistance. Here’s the first, from earlier this week as he walked on a treadmill.
JJ Watt took his first steps since his injury today pic.twitter.com/n3d79ezfMN
— Andrew Joseph (@AndyJ0seph) November 28, 2017
Now here’s video Watt shared Friday, but be warned the scar is nasty.
Given the advances in modern medicine, many surgeries these days require far less of an incision than what we see there. However, Watt’s injury was much more severe than the average knee injury.
JJ Watt’s injury, a tibial plateau fracture, is a more severe trauma to the joint than an ACL. Instead of a ligament tearing the bone broke.
— Dr. Mark Adickes (@jocktodoc) October 9, 2017
Watt was “devastated” back in October when the extent of the damage to his knee was known to once again shut down his season early due to an injury. Thankfully it looks like he’s in great spirits as he recovers.