The Houston Texans have placed J.J. Watt on injured reserve after the star re-injured his back.
According to reports, Watt is expected to sit out at least until December, and possibly even the rest of the season.
Watt took to Twitter after the news was announced:
Your attitude towards it doesn't have to.
I will be back. pic.twitter.com/56lhtHYs7r
— JJ Watt (@JJWatt) September 28, 2016
Watt underwent two different surgeries after the 2015 season: in January for a sports hernia and in July for a herniated disc on his back.
Despite entering training camp on the Physically Unable to Perform list, Watt was able to return by Week 1.
It’s been tough for Watt to return to his defensive stature during the first three weeks this season. Even after recording 1.5 sacks during a Week 2 win over the Chiefs, he wasn’t able to come back and seemed invisible against the New England Patriots in Week 3.
The Texans signed defensive end Antonio Smith to presumably take Watt’s spot on the field.