Texans DE J.J. Watt undergoes back surgery (out for season 9/27)

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  1. alphajoker

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    **** YOU FOOTBALL GODS! IT'S TOO LATE FOR APRIL FOOLS!
     
  3. Lucky

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    Why so late in the offseason? I don't get it.
     
  4. ChampionTexan

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    Sounds like a very recent occurrence/re-occurrence.

    Ian Rapoport ‏@RapSheet 8m8 minutes ago
     
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    F¥ck me to tears.
    Ok Mr. Dagger... what does this 'really' mean?
    Time line? Effectiveness upon return? Etc.
     
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    He had a herniated disc in 2015. My bet was that this surgery to trim the bulge of the disc, much like what Foster had done. If that's the case, it won't hinder him in 2016, but it also won't remedy the root cause of the disc tear.
     
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    Yikes.

    Speedy recovery Mr. Watt.
     
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    Remove the spine, hell remove the entire skeleton, and replace with adamantanium. Time to scrap Capt America and switch to Wolverine!
     
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    Guess we will just need to wait for the prognosis from C&D which likely be very grim. He'll tell it like it is, the man don't sugar-coat anything.
     
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    Like Adam Sandler said "F#%& me in the goat ass!!!"
     


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    so until CnD shows up there is this;

    David J. Chao, MD ‏@ProFootballDoc 11h11 hours ago
    :Lumbar spine health is vital for D Linemen. Would not be surprised if @JJWatt misses some game time.

    David J. Chao, MD ‏@ProFootballDoc 11h11 hours ago
    Even if @JJWatt plays week 1, difficult to be 100%.early on. See #DontariPoe @Chiefs, similar situation last year.

    David J. Chao, MD ‏@ProFootballDoc 11h11 hours ago
    And a difference between return to play & 100%. Even if @JJWatt plays early, may take time to be himself again.

    David J. Chao, MD ‏@ProFootballDoc 11h11 hours ago
    I don't want to doubt @JJWatt but that is my point. Back surgery harder recovery for DL with their weight & duties.
    Paulie D. ‏@pdesantis25
    @ProFootballDoc @JJWatt @Chiefs @RapSheet Dontari wasn't really himself till about week 6 or 7...

    David J. Chao, MD ‏@ProFootballDoc 11h11 hours ago
    Never doubt @JJWatt but it could take till mid-season to be himself after back surgery.

    David J. Chao, MD ‏@ProFootballDoc 11h11 hours ago
    Back surgery recovery is not just pain tolerance. Need the core muscles to return 100% to be effective.

    David J. Chao, MD ‏@ProFootballDoc 11h11 hours ago
    Confirmed to be herniated disc. Surgery recovery is quick but rehab is extended. Unlikely to be 100% until midseason

    David J. Chao, MD ‏@ProFootballDoc 10h10 hours ago
    Probably smart of @HoustonTexans to do @JJWatt surgery now. Even if he misses some time, better to have him 100% for second half of season.

    David J. Chao, MD ‏@ProFootballDoc 10h10 hours ago
    Key for @JJWatt to only be Active/PUP (training camp) & avoid Reserve/PUP which would mean minimum of 6 games missed

    David J. Chao, MD ‏@ProFootballDoc 10h10 hours ago
    Usually is either L5-S1 or L4-5 disc which are next to each other low in back, so minimal difference.

    David J. Chao, MD ‏@ProFootballDoc 10h10 hours ago
    Undoubtedly something was a aggravated or new happened.

    David J. Chao, MD ‏@ProFootballDoc 10m10 minutes ago


    LIVE on #Periscope[​IMG] : JJ Watt back surgery

    WATCH THE VIDEO OF DR CHAO EXPLAINING THE INJURY:
    https://www.periscope.tv/w/1nAKEbwOwqVGL
     
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    Confirmed. Like Doctor Chao says, defensive linemen put more stress on lumbar discs than a runningback, so recovery time is more critical for him that it would be for Foster.

    Watt was already going to be less than 100% because of all the abductor and abdominal tears. He was going to have a slow start to 2016 anyway, so it's not like this would be a new setback.
     
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    Clowney. Time to Step Up Brother.
     
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    Will the Texans go to a 4-3 while JJ is out? Assuming he misses time... Phil Savage thinks it might be a possibility, and it would work better for Clowney
     
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    He'll get injured in pre-season. Honestly, I think our trust should be in Convington.
     
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    Thank you very much. This is gonna hurt...need Clowney and Merci to turn it on.

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    I'll try to remember this 'ye of little faith' when Clowney goes monster this year and you're sucking down crow.
     
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    You may be right, but as of now, his past history dictates that it will be you feasting on Crow
     
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    We should all be cheering for Clowney. No one here needs to eat crow on his account.
     
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