JJ Watt to continue wearing elbow brace

Watt to continue wearing elbow brace
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Houston Texans defensive end JJ Watt will wear a brace on his troublesome left elbow for at least another season.

Houston Texans defensive end JJ Watt has revealed that he will continue to wear a brace on his left elbow for at least another season.

Watt was forced to wear the brace for the whole of last campaign after injuring his elbow in a pre-season training camp, but still managed to make a franchise-record 20.5 sacks.

The 24-year-old admits that he is not a fan of how the brace looks, but wants to be sensible with the injury and minimise any risk of aggravating it.

"Cosmetically, I'm just not a huge fan of the way it looks but it never really bothered me from a playing standpoint so I don't see it being an issue whatsoever. It's just something I have to play with and that's it," Watt told reporters.

"I just want to be smart with it. I put [my left elbow] through a lot of work over the last week.

"It's done a lot of work without the brace for the first time in a long time, so I'm bringing the brace back just as kind of a security measure, you know, to make sure it stays secure and it stays safe."

Watt was selected as the AFC Defensive Player of the Year last season.

Defensive End JJ Watt looks on during the heavy loss to the Patriots on December 10, 2012
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