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Texans’ J.J. Watt ‘devastated’ over season-ending injury

Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt went down with a season-ending tibial plateau fracture in his left leg on Sunday. It’s the most-recent serious injury in a career that has recently been defined by serious injuries for the three-time Defensive Player of the Year.

As much as this injury is going to hurt the Texans’ chances, it’s more of a major blow for Watt. The star’s career and his ascension among the game’s greatest has been put on hold by season-ending injuries over the past two years.

For his part, Watt himself is devastated by this most-recent setback to an otherwise Hall of Fame career.

“I can’t sugarcoat it,” Watt wrote on Twitter. “I am devastated. All I want to do is be out there on that field for my teammates and this city. I’m sorry.”

Not only has Watt been one of the most-dominating players in the NFL over the past several seasons, he continues to be a fixture in the Houston community. That was taken to a whole new level after he helped raise nearly of $36 million for Hurricane Harvey relief efforts this summer.

It’s our hope that Watt finds a way to recover fully and return to his rightful place among the best defensive players to ever suit up.