Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt could return for the playoffs, just three months from suffering a torn pectoral muscle.
The Texans are saving their final injured reserve/designated to return spot for Watt and there is real optimism he could make it back. There is even a slim possibility he could make it back in the regular season and play in Week 17.
Watt is scheduled for more imaging in a few weeks to gauge where he is in his recovery. His rehab is going incredible well as there are some that believe he could play now.
Prior to going down through eight games, Watt had four sacks and 20 quarterback hits.