J.J. Watt reveals the scariest injury of his career, has contemplated retirement
There hasn't been much talk about J.J. Watt since the Texans defensive superstar was placed on injured reserve earlier in the year. 2016 became a lost season for the three-time NFL Defensive Player of the Year, thanks to multiple surgeries during the offseason and leading up to the start of the year.
Watt wrote openly about his 2015 season and the litany of problems he faced:
As we drove through my hometown, I thought about everything that had happened over the past year.
One broken hand.
One staph infection.
Two torn abs.
Three torn adductor muscles.
One herniated disc. (Twice).
That was my 2015 season. Believe it or not, the scariest was probably the staph infection.
One Friday night last season, I noticed some weird bumps on my knee. I thought it was a rash, so I went and asked our trainer if he had any cream.
He looked at my knee and said, "That looks really bad. We have to get you to the hospital right now."
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