Watt (finger) is expected to play against the Patriots on Sunday. Watt practiced on a limited basis this week after aggravating his finger injury in Week 2, but has avoided the questionable designation. The star defensive end's status for Sunday's matchup with the Patriots was never truly in doubt, and he'll hope to have a major impact against the defending Super Bowl champions.
Watt aggravated his finger injury Thursday against the Bengals, Sarah Barshop of ESPN.com reports. "I'm honestly kind of scared to take my glove off. I honestly don't know what it looks like," Watt said. Watt still played 58 snaps (91 percent), but if this injury is serious, he could certainly see his playing time reduced. Luckily, he'll have 10 days of recovery before the Texans' Week 3 tilt against the Patriots. Watt has played hurt plenty during his career, so although the injury bears monitoring, it's encouraging that he usually finds a way to get on the field. Keep an eye on him ahead of Week 3.
Watt (finger) was a full participant at Wednesday's practice. Watt was limited earlier in the week, but that was likely due to the Texans exercising caution with their star lineman. He only saw the field for 50 defensive snaps (78 percent) in the Texans' season-opening loss to the Jaguars, recording one tackle in the process. The veteran will look to get things back on track during Thursday's matchup against the Bengals.
Watt had one tackle and played 50 defensive snaps (78 percent) in Houston's 29-7 loss to Jacksonville. He also suffered a dislocated finger in the contest, but was able to return to action and doesn't expect to miss further games because of it. This was Watt's first regular-season game action since he underwent back surgery last September. It's hard to put his or any other player's performance into perspective, as the game represented a complete meltdown for the Texans. We expect a more active Watt in Week 2 this coming Thursday in Cincinnati.
Watt left Sunday's game with a dislocated finger but likely will return. Texans fans held their breaths for a moment, but they can breathe easy with the good news. Watt has played through more severe injuries in the past, so this particular injury doesn't seem like it'll keep him out long.
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