Watt (back) said his body feels "really good" as the Texans began their offseason workout program Monday, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports. Watt was limited to just three games last season after requiring two back operations in the span of six months, but the defensive behemoth has been cleared for all physical activities since the beginning of February, so rejoining his teammates for the Texans' offseason program came as expected Monday. According to Watt, he now has a better understanding of how to approach his rehab and training regime to avoid overexerting himself and believes increased caution in that regard will help him stay fresh ahead of this season. Considering his MVP pedigree, the Texans will be elated to have Watt back and focused on remaining healthy, using their offseason program to get him prepared for a full return to football activities.
Watt (back) remains on track for Week 1 and is expected to participate in OTAs in some capacity, The Houston Chronicle reports. Rehabbing from his second back surgery in a span of six months, Watt seems to be on schedule or even a little bit ahead. He said at the Super Bowl that he'd already been cleared to resume working out, which should give him plenty of time to reach full strength for training camp. Any degree of participation in the offseason program would be a positive sign.
Watt is recovering well from back surgery and expects to participate in OTAs, James Palmer of NFL Network reports Watt spent almost the entire 2016 season on injured reserve due to his back injury but he appears to be nearing a return. Head coach Bill O'Brien said that OTAs are different for a lineman, and that the real test of Watt's health would be training camp, James Palmer of ESPN reports. Watt is expected to be a full go for the start of the 2017 season.
Watt (back) said Wednesday that he's been fully cleared for football activities and expects to be ready for the start of OTAs, James Palmer of NFL Network reports. Watt underwent season-ending back surgery in September, limiting to just three appearances before he was placed on IR. In his stead, former No. 1 overall pick Jadeveon Clowney stepped up to earn a Pro Bowl nomination, and the return of Watt in 2017 could give the Texans one of the more fearsome pass-rushing combinations in the league. Assuming Watt makes it through offseason activities and training camp as expected, he'll still likely project as a top-flight IDP option along the defensive line.
Watt is ahead of schedule in his recovery from his September back surgery, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports. Watt was limited to just three games this season after undergoing surgery to repair a herniated disk in September. That followed a July operation on his back, making his latest rehabilitation the second of its kind. The All-Pro defensive end has been running and lifting weights over the past couple months, but it remains unclear if he'll be able to participated in organized team activities this offseason. Nonetheless, Watt is considered to be ahead of schedule, which bodes well for him returning to full form ahead of next season.