Houston Texans will enter the field on Saturday against the Buffalo Bills, and a familiar face will again join the starting lineup. According to John McClain of the Houston Chronicle, after several weeks of recovery, JJ Watt will play in the Houston Wild Card match against Bill.
During a Texan contest in Week 8 against the Auckland Raiders, Watt suffered a chest rupture. The two-time Defender of the Year was placed in an injured reserve, and it was initially assumed that he would be absent throughout the season.
But because Watt was a superman and all that, he was ahead of his recovery schedule. Before the game last week against the Titans of Tennessee, the Texans appointed Watt to return from the wounded reserve. However, he had to wait another week, as the NFL obliges those who are in the injured reserve to remain for eight games.
By the beginning of the week, the All-Pro defensive end was able to return to training. This is a great sign that he will be able to play in the first round of the playoffs.
Of course, Watt has a chance to get hurt, as he has been playing his first game since October. At the same time, with a competitor like Watt, he won’t miss the playoffs unless his hand falls.
Before getting a chest injury, Watt counted four bags, four gear for losing, 21 quarterback hits and forced fuss. Although he was not the same dominant player as he once was, he was still a destructive force in the defensive line.
In recent weeks, the Texans’ defense has weakened, and since the 11th week, an average of 27.7 points have been played per game. Given this information, the return of J.J. Watt to Houston would be welcome.