Houston Texans pass rusher J.J. Watt has a back injury that could end his season, according to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network.
Watt was unusually quiet in a blowout loss to the New England Patriots last week. Watt’s injury likely came during that game, according to Rapoport.
The significance of this injury will not be lost on anyone with even a casual familiarity with the NFL, but it should be said the Texans are as strong and deep on the defensive line as they are anywhere on the field.
Watt is off to a slow start this season. In three games, he has 1.5 sacks and eight tackles. From 2012-15, Watt averaged a little more than one sack per game.