22 December 2019 02:33
Sign up to FREE daily email alerts from Dailystar.co.uk - Daily News Subscribe Thank you for subscribing See our privacy notice Could not subscribe, try again later Invalid Email Houston Texans legend JJ Watt will be back in action soon. That's according to NFL insider Ian Rapoport who says the 30-year-old is recovering well from injury. Watt suffered a torn pectoral muscle in October which looked to have ended his season. But Rapoport says the defensive end is determined to get back in the thick of it. "Help is on the way for this Texans defense," he said.
"JJ Watt tweeted a couple of days ago: 'it's not over though' "The reason why he tweeted that is he is expected to be back in practice for the Houston Texans shortly. "If the playoffs are still in doubt, expect him back week 17. "If they clinch the playoffs if they don't need to win next week, then the likely time when JJ Watt will be back in practice is the first week of the playoffs. "Remember he is recovering from a torn pec, it is going extremely well. "Expect him back on the field this season for Houston." Texans defensive coordinator Romeo Crennel was coy when quizzed about a potential Watt comeback.
"We won't know until that occurs and see where he is because every player who comes back from injury, you have to see where he is and what he can and cannot do," he said. "Then, I think that'll make the difference in how much he can help or will help or if he helps. "Everybody who has an injury, when they get back, you have to find out what they can do. "They have to find out what they can do. With the injury, they haven't had the opportunity to twist and turn and plant and cut and get hit on it. "Those things have to occur to build up the player's confidence to know the injury's well, and then he can turn it loose." Log in to numberFire To get the full benefits of numberFire, please log in. You'll get the best projections in the business!