Texans DL J.J. Watt 'devastated' by leg injury
Houston Texans defensive lineman J.J. Watt is finding it hard to contain his emotions after suffering a possible season-ending leg injuryÂ in a 42-34 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs.
Watt sustained a tibial plateau fracture ofÂ his left leg in the first quarter while rushing the passer on Sunday.Â He was coming off theÂ right edgeÂ of the line when he went down without much contact.
The 28-year-old was down on the field for an extended period before he was helped off, struggling toÂ put anyÂ weight on his leg.
"I can't sugarcoat it, I am devastated,"Â Watt wrote on Twitter. "All I want to do is be out there on that field for my teammates and this city. I'm sorry."
I can't sugarcoat it, I am devastated.â€” JJ Watt (@JJWatt) October 9, 2017
All I want to do is be out there on that field for my teammates and this city.
This is likely toÂ markÂ the second consecutive seasonÂ in which the former 11th overall pick will notÂ be able to finish the year.