J.J. Watt Leaves Field with Bloody Face During Seahawks vs. Texans

Patrick ClarkeCorrespondent ISeptember 29, 2013

HOUSTON, TX - SEPTEMBER 15:  J.J. Watt #99 of the Houston Texans waits on the bench during the game against the Tennessee Titans at Reliant Stadium on September 15, 2013 in Houston, Texas.  (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)
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Houston Texans superstar defender J.J. Watt was forced to leave the field after taking a shot to the face in the second half of Week 4's matchup with the Seattle Seahawks. The hit caused the Pro Bowler to bleed profusely and appear even more menacing than he already is, according to CBSSports.com on Twitter:

Surprisingly, Watt didn't rush to the sideline in search of medical attention after suffering the gash.

Instead, the 6'5", 290-pound pass-rusher stayed in the game and kept after Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson, helping teammate Antonio Smith sack the second-year passer despite the bloody face.

Credit: FOX Sports via CBSSports.com
Credit: FOX Sports via CBSSports.com

Watt, looking more like a hockey player than a defensive end, recorded eight total tackles, half a sack and three quarterback hits for the Texans in Sunday's heartbreaking loss.

Regardless of whether you're a Texans fan, you have to credit Watt for his dedication and toughness. Not many players would have stayed in the game after busting their face open, let alone remain so aggressive and effective.

While Houston fans have every right to be frustrated with Matt Schaub and the Texans offense for letting a 17-point lead get away in the second half against Seattle on Sunday, they certainly can't blame Watt for giving anything less than 100 percent. 

A third-year player out of Wisconsin, Watt has proven to be one of the most durable players in the NFL since entering the league in 2011. The 24-year-old hasn't missed a single game as a pro and is coming off the best season of his career in which he led the league with 20.5 sacks and also added four forced fumbles.

 

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