HOUSTON — Houston Texans star J.J. Watt underwent minor knee cleanup following the season, NFL.com’s Ian Rapoport reported on Thursday.
Rapoport reported that the surgery was just some maintenance on an injury that bothered him during the season and that he’s fine now.
Watt has battled injuries prior to the 2018-19 season, including a tibial plateau fracture that ended his 2017 season after just five games.
This season, he started all 16 games and the Texans playoff loss to the Colts in the AFC Wild Card Round.
Watt compiled 61 total tackles (47 solo), an AFC-leading 16.0 sacks, 25 quarterback hits, 18 tackles for loss, four passes defensed and seven forced fumbles in 2018-19.