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Texans’ Watt post video of first steps since undergoing surgery on broken leg

Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt took his first steps this week since he underwent surgery to repair the fractured tibial plateau he suffered in October.

In an Instagram video he posted on Friday, Watt is walking around the Texans’ training room and shows off his scar from his surgery.

“We’re walking!” Watt says in the video.

We walkin!!!!!!! #OneDayAtATime

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Watt broke his leg after falling to the ground while engaged in a block on the Kansas City Chiefs’ opening drive Oct. 8 and had to be taken to the hospital in an ambulance during the game.

Watt didn’t miss a game in his first five NFL seasons, but he has played in only eight total games since 2016. The veteran defensive end missed the final 13 games of the 2016 regular season after needing his second back surgery in less than three months.

In four games this season, Watt had 13 tackles but did not record a sack.

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