Texans’ J.J. Watt Has Back Surgery, Done For Season

J.J. Watt

Houston Texans star J.J. Watt underwent surgery Thursday (Sept. 29), and is likely done for the season, reports ESPN.

The 27-year-old was placed on injured reserve earlier this week, which means he'd be out a minimum of eight weeks... after he had reinjured his back.

Watt had missed missed training camp and Houston's four preseason games after undergoing surgery in July to repair a herniated disk in his back. He's started each of the Texans' three games during the regular season so far, but got hurt in their last game against the New England Patriots.

Since his injury was announced, Watt has taken to social media, promising to return.

Watt had not missed an NFL game in his career previously, playing in 83 consecutive regular-season games.