J.J. Watt is opening up about how difficult the most recent NFL season was on his body. He admits that he played through injuries he shouldn’t have.
Watt plays defensive end for the Houston Texans. At the end of the team’s playoff run, Watt underwent surgery. His procedure was performed by Dr. William Meyers in Philadelphia to repair his groin.
He spoke to SiriusXM NFL Radio today about how he currently feels and the status of his groin injury.
“I’m doing alright,” said Watt of his recovery from surgery. “I am three weeks out from surgery, so it has been a recovery process.”
“This season it finally caught up to me and probably shouldn’t played through some of the stuff I did,” Watt said. “This year, all the different things I had to deal with this year, it was definitely the most strenuous year by far on my body.”
Immediately after the surgery, Watt hit up the Philadelphia Flyers practice. The Texan grew up in the most Canadian state in the United States so he knows about hockey. He spoke to the team about being J.J. Watt and took pictures with Flyers captain Claude Giroux.
— Philadelphia Flyers (@NHLFlyers) January 15, 2016
Apparently the guy doesn’t quit.
Watt is a workout king and he’s already counting down the days until next season on Twitter. However, he hasn’t been cleared for full workouts yet. But, he’s enjoying rehab and excited to have fresh legs for the upcoming season.
“I really do think that it is in my best interest for this rehab process to be going the way it is to give my body a rest,” explained Watt. “I think what I am most excited about is that when I do get cleared to go back working out, I am going to have that fresh mindset that fresh start, there won’t be any wear or tear on my mind or body and really ready to go.”