JJ Watt Out for Season with Leg Fracture

5 questions with Texans Wire about Sunday's game vs. Chiefs

The Texans announced Watt is out with a knee injury.

The team said Watt had been diagnosed with a tibial plateau fracture in his left leg. Terrell was lying motionless on his stomach for a few moments as several members of the team's medical staff attended to him. Watt initially remained on his knees before rolling over on his back and displaying obvious discomfort.

The face of the Texans' defense, at least for now, is going to be 2014 No. 1 overall pick Jadeveon Clowney, who was second to Mercilus past year in sacks with 6.0 and is currently the leader of the team in that department with 3.0 so far. He was unable to put weight on his left leg as he walked to the sideline and was taken to the locker room on a cart after being examined in a tent on the sideline.

The Chiefs-Texans game on Sunday was physical from the opening kickoff.

Linebacker Whitney Mercilus left the game because of a chest injury.

What does this mean for the Texans? The Chiefs offense has been hard to stop, and Alex Smith is difficult to contain.

Watt missed the last 13 games of the 2016 regular season because of a back injury. Yes, he was. He missed most of the season with a back injury that required surgery to fix. He has 11 tackles and two pass breakups on the year.

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