J.J. Watt’s nagging knee is on the mend.
The Texans defensive end underwent minor knee surgery for a “cleanup” procedure at the end of the regular season, NFL Media reported, citing unidentified sources.
The report noted that Watt is “fine” after going under the knife to take care of some “maintenance on an injury that bothered him during the season.”
Watt was in good spirits Thursday, though, as he congratulated his younger brother, T.J., on his first Pro Bowl selection in his second NFL season with the Steelers.
Very well deserved!!
— JJ Watt (@JJWatt) January 17, 2019
Watt, 29, had a resurgent campaign for Houston as he logged 16 sacks, 61 tackles and seven forced fumbles after an injury-riddled 2017 season.
He had also missed the last 13 games of the 2016 regular season because of back problems.