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  • Writer's pictureElliot Mulley-Goodbarne

JJ thanks the fans

Updated: Apr 10, 2020 — JJ Watt (@JJWatt) July 25, 2016

Everyone’s favourite Defensive End, JJ Watt has tweeted a letter to fans thanking them for all their support as he recovers from surgery.

The Texan’s star Defensive End was placed on the Physically Unable to Perform (PUP) list on Monday for the upcoming training camp.

The 27-year-old underwent surgery for a herniated disc last week which has side-lined him for the start of training camp and puts him in jeopardy of missing the first game against the Chicago Bears.

Watt’s recovery schedule sets him to return in around eight weeks, meaning he’ll most likely miss the first two matches of the season against the Bears and Chiefs respectively, but rest is crucial to recovery.

In the letter JJ says, “Doctor’s won’t let me do much. I spend a lot of my time reading through notes and letters that y’all have sent to me and trying to respond to as many as I can”.

Given that Watt is yet to miss a match for the Texans since he was drafted in 2011, he will not want to break that record given that Houston’s defence is built around the 11th round pick and the Texans are light on DE.

Although medics in Houston may be hesitant to see Watt play too soon, JJ has started in games after undergoing abdominal and groin surgery, with a broken arm, broken nose, and played with a herniated disc for the most part of the season last year proving that he can play through pain.

Watt finished the letter thanking all of his fans saying, “You make our jobs possible. You make them fun and you make difficult times like these much easier. So thank you , I truly appreciate it. See you on the field very soon”.

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