HOUSTON (FOX 26) - J.J. Watt will have surgery on Tuesday for a groin injury he's been playing with for several weeks.
The injury was aggravated during Saturday's playoff loss to the Chiefs.
"It's something we've been dealing with for probably six or seven weeks," Watt said on Sunday. "Our training staff's done a great job of just getting me out there on the field.
"Yesterday was kind of the breaking point."
Watt was also playing yesterday with a broken left hand that, even without the cast, hasn't completely healed yet. Watt said Sunday that his hand is probably a week or two from being back to 100 percent. Despite being banged up, Watt was still able to finish the regular season as a prime candidate to win a third Defensive Player of the Year award. Watt had 17.5 sacks to lead the NFL.
"I don't ever want to make excuses," Watt said.
"Right now, I'm just looking forward to getting my body healthy, taking some time to make sure that fully heals so I can get back to being 100 percent. That's the biggest thing right now."