For the 2015 NFL season, Houston Texan’s defensive end J.J. Watt was named Defensive Player of the Year for the third time in his career, registering 76 tackles, 17.5 sacks, three forced fumbles and eight passes defended. Now, it is being revealed that those statistics are all the more astounding considering that he was playing with severe injuries, some of which occurred at the start of the season.
According to ESPN’s Tania Ganguli, Watt had “five partially or fully torn muscles in his core area” that required the 27-year old to have surgery following the season.
Watt had partially torn left and right abdominals and a partially torn right adductor longus. He also had a fully torn left adductor longus and a fully torn left adductor pectineus, which are two of the three muscles that connect the pelvic bone to the left thigh bone.
Watt is definitely on savage mode.