The Houston Texans defensive lineman J.J. Watt still reigned the NFL Defensive Player of the Year in the case of injured, which is only after the Hall of Famer player Lawrence Taylor. He understands that he might be unable to walk at age 50.
“I live with the fact that while I am playing, I am going to give everything I have, and I will live with those consequences,” Watt told Men’s Journal via Fox Sports. “Maybe when I’m 50 I won’t be able to walk, and I will say, ‘You were young and stupid.’ But right now this is my mentality.”
Last year, Watt dealt with a fractured hand and groin injuries but still played in all 16 games. He was hampered by the groin injury in the Texans’ 30-0 wild-card loss to the Chiefs. He had just one assisted tackle in a game.
Watts told reporters: “Last season was the worst year of my body, I need to fight with injuries, my hand fractured and my groin also has a problem, but I do not think everyone can understand this case.”