Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt was helped to the sideline and carted to the locker room after suffering an apparent knee injury Sunday night against the Kansas City Chiefs.
On the first drive of the game, Watt rushed Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith when he fell to the ground in immediate pain. As he tried to get out of a block, his left leg/knee appeared to buckle, and he went stumbling to the ground. He tried to stand up and continue, only to fall back to the ground.
Texans trainers rushed to Watt and examined his ACL/MCL, and he had to be helped to the sideline by two trainers. Once on the sideline, Watt was examined in a medical tent before getting helped onto a cart and transported to the locker room.
The extent of the injury isn’t yet known, but it didn’t look good. Watt’s facial expression said it all, as he held back tears on his way to the locker room.
Watch a video of the injury below: