Mike Pouncey

Texans star J.J. Watt could miss rest of season because of back injury

Texans star J.J. Watt could miss rest of season because of back injury

J.J. Watt is out until at least December and could miss the rest of the season because of a back injury, leaving the Houston Texans searching for ways to deal with the loss of the NFL’s best defensive player. 

Watt was placed on injured reserve on Wednesday, which means he’ll be out for a minimum of eight weeks. 

“You can never replace the best player in the NFL,” Coach Bill O’Brien said. “When someone like that goes down, it’s a tough thing obviously, but at the same time this is a team.” 

O’Brien said Watt had re-injured his back and putting him on injured reserve was...

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