J.J. Watt is indeed out for the entire 2016 NFL season with a back injury.
The All-Pro defensive end underwent surgery on Thursday, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported, via a source informed of the situation. Surgery was their best choice for recovery rather than rehab and rest, Rapoport added.
Watt was expected to miss the season with there only being a slim chance of the three-time NFL Defensive Player of the Year returning even if he didn’t undergo surgery, Rapoport reported.
This is Watt’s second surgery in three months. He missed the entire preseason after having surgery to repair a herniated disk in late July.