Houston Texans DE J.J. Watt Reportedly Played With 5 Torn Core Muscles In 2015

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It’s been termed a “groin” injury, but the full truth about the injury that ended reigning defensive player of the year J.J. Watt‘s 2015 season a quarter and a half early is much more complicated.

By the end of a season, Watt had five partially or fully torn muscles in his core area, necessitating surgical repair on both sides of his body.

According to a source, 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.

Some of those tears happened early in the season.

Watt has never missed a game due to injuries, but 2015 was particularly taxing.

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SOURCE: ESPN
Tania Ganguli