By Mark Lane
Texans fans will have to wait at least another week for three-time NFL Defensive Player of the Year J.J. Watt to return to the field.
Watt went through his pregame routine, but will not play against the Kansas City Chiefs, according to the Houston Chronicle’s Aaron Wilson.
The former 2011 first-round pick from Wisconsin suffered a fractured tibial plateau in his left leg last season versus the Chiefs on Oct. 8. Watt played five games in 2017, one of the 24 Texans who finished on injured reserve, after playing three games in 2016 thanks to a herniated disc.
Watt hopes to get some preseason snaps before Sept. 9 when Texans face the New England Patriots in Week 1 of the regular season.
” I want to get a couple of live reps,” Watt said on Aug. 5. “It doesn’t need to be a lot but I think it’s important to at least see some live bullets before you go out there and have some guys flying at you for real.”
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