J.J. Watt RUMORS & NEWS

  • Watt underwent successful surgery, suffered no ligament damage

    NFL.com "J.J. Watt suffered a brutal injury that will end his season after just five games in Sunday night's loss to the Kansas City Chiefs. Watt fractured the tibial plateau in his left leg on the first drive of the game. The three-time Defensive Player of the Year was visibly in pain as he was helped..." October 09

  • J.J. Watt apologizes to Texans fans, Houston after devastating leg injury

    CBS Sports "J.J. Watt was injured in the first quarter of the Houston Texans' loss to the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday night. While attempting to tackle Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith, Watt went down with a knee injury that we later learned was a tibial plateau fracture. He was carted off the field and..." October 09

  • J.J. Watt out for season with tibial plateau fracture

    NFL.com "The Houston Texans took a significant hit to their front seven on Sunday evening. Star defensive end J.J. Watt suffered a tibial plateau fracture in his left leg on the first drive of their game against the Kansas City Chiefs. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported that Watt is out for the..." October 09

  • Patriots' Tom Brady, Bill Belichick donated to J.J. Watt's Hurricane relief efforts

    Houston Chronicle "New England quarterback Tom Brady and coach Bill Belichick contributed to defensive end J.J. Watt's Hurricane Harvey relief fund. Brady gave Watt a $100,000 check. Belichick contributed $50,000. Brady and Belichick were among the 209,431 who donated to Watt's charitable website that raised..." September 20

  • Texans’ J.J. Watt indicates he has a broken finger

    Sportsnaut "Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt is about as tough as nails. He is not going to let what was originally diagnosed as a dislocated finger, get in the way of his production. Watt had this to say about his now, broken finger, that he described as “not bad.” “It’s just a finger. If it were..." September 20

  • Watt ends Hurricane Harvey relief campaign raising over $37M

    Bleacher Report "Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt ended his hurricane relief fund Friday, with donations reaching more than $37 million. The YouCaring page Watt set up to aid those affected by Hurricane Harvey finished with a total of $37,097,298—an exponentially higher figure..." September 16

  • J.J. Watt: I didn't know what injured finger looked like under glove

    ESPN "Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt said his finger is "pretty messed up" after he reinjured it Thursday night in the team's 13-9 victory over the Cincinnati Bengals. Watt first injured his left ring finger during the Texans' loss in Week 1 but said during the week that it was still..." September 15

  • J.J. Watt on finger injury: ‘Whatever, it’s still inside my body’

    Sportsnaut "Houston Texans defensive end J.J Watt is one tough individual. After suffering a dislocated finger in Sunday’s loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars, the three-time NFL Defensive Player of the Year returned to the game. While it wasn’t enough for the Texans to overcome an abysmal offensive performance,..." September 12

  • JJ Watt will need to be monitored for infection with open dislocation of finger

    Larry Brown Sports "JJ Watt is not expected to miss any time after he suffered a dislocated finger in Sunday’s loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars, but team doctors will have to monitor to injury closely in the coming days. Watt’s dislocated finger was actually an open dislocation, meaning there is a wound associated..." September 11

  • J.J. Watt: My finger bone busted through my skin, but I just taped it up

    Pro Football Talk "J.J. Watt is one tough guy. Watt, the Texans defensive lineman who’s been making more headlines for his Hurricane Harvey relief efforts than for his play lately, returned to the field today against the Jaguars after missing most of last season with a back injury. Watt didn’t make it through the..." September 10

  • Watt reaches $30M in fundraising towards Hurricane Harvey relief

    UPI "Houston Texans star J.J. Watt has now reached $30 million in his efforts to fund relief for Hurricane Harvey victims. His YouCaring.org campaign started on Aug. 27 and has quickly gone viral. Everyone is getting in on it, from football fans to bonafide celebrities. Watt began the fund with a..." September 09

  • Out to Prove He's the GOAT: J.J. Watt Is Back with 'A Brand-New Fire'

    Bleacher Report "Nearly a year ago, the scalpel sliced into his back. For two months, J.J. Watt couldn't run, couldn't lift, couldn't even think about getting into a three-point stance. He couldn't drive an offensive tackle into his quarterback's lap with a gritty bull rush. He couldn't make his helmet cut..." September 05

  • J.J. Watt, teammates lead volunteers handing out Harvey relief supplies

    USA Today "J.J. Watt, the NFL star who has raised more than $17 million for Hurricane Harvey victims, on Sunday took his relief efforts into the streets here. Watt, a defensive end for the Houston Texas, and his teammates handed out supplies on a day normally reserved for football. During a relief..." September 03

  • J.J. Watt's Hurricane Harvey relief fund reaches $15 million

    Houston Chronicle "Texans star defensive end J.J. Watt has hit another major goal, reaching the $15 million mark through his online hurricane relief fundraising. He's established a new ambitious goal of $20 million. What began with a modest $200,000 goal is now an incredible amount of money raised by the..." September 01

  • J.J. Watt raises fundraising goal to $10 million, distribution starts Sunday

    Pro Football Talk "J.J. Watt began a Hurricane Harvey relief fund Sunday night with a conservative goal of $200,000. Less than 72 hours later, his YouCaring site has topped $6.62 million. The Texans defensive end now has raised the goal to $10 million with plans for the distribution of supplies beginning..." August 30

  • Bill O’Brien on J.J. Watt: ‘I think he’ll be better than he was’

    Sportsnaut "Houston Texans head coach Bill O’Brien has been on the field to watch star defensive end J.J. Watt practice as he returns from a back injury that cost him all but three games last season. O’Brien himself also seemingly has a warning for Texans opponents this season. Watt, a three-time NFL..." August 21

  • J.J. Watt didn't know about brother's great debut until Kendrick Lamar texted him

    CBS Sports "On Friday night, Steelers first-round pick T.J. Watt dominated in his NFL debut, notching two sacks against the Giants. Unfortunately, his older brother and arguably the best defensive player in football, Texans star J.J. Watt, wasn't able to watch T.J. do his best J.J. impersonation because he..." August 13

  • J.J. Watt on $99 shoes: 'I wanted to create something that everybody can afford'

    CBS Sports "There wasn't much time for J.J. Watt to breathe in 2016. In January, he was under the knife because of a sports hernia that first held him out of practice more than a month earlier. The 6-foot-5 defensive end, a big-bodied icon of Houston Texans football and the muscular face of today's NFL,..." July 13

  • Arnold Schwarzenegger: Hollywood ‘chomping at the bit’ to make J.J. Watt an ‘action hero’

    Sportsnaut "Is Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt going to be Hollywood’s next big movie star? According to one of the great action stars of all time, Arnold Schwarzenegger, studios can’t wait to get their hands on the NFL star once he decides to hang up his helmet and cleats for good. “I think..." May 14

  • J.J. Watt says surgically repaired back ‘feels fantastic’

    Houston Chronicle "Swinging a softball bat doesn't create any reservations or concerns for Texans star defensive end J.J. Watt. The three-time NFL Defensive Player of the Year said he feels confident that his twice surgically repaired back is ready for action during his annual charity softball game Saturday night..." May 14

  • J.J. Watt believes in Tom Savage as Texans' starting QB

    Houston Chronicle "A lot of NFL followers around the country are having a difficult time believing Tom Savage is the Texans' starting quarterback and will begin the season in that role. Some Web sites have already selected quarterback Deshaun Watson, the first-round pick, as the NFL Offensive Rookie of the..." May 09