The Morning Huddle: What Exactly Happened to J.J. Watt's Knee

Sports Illustrated—October 10, 2017

Sports Illustrated reported that Houston Texans football player J.J. Watt suffered from a tibial plateau fracture. HSS chief of Orthopedic Trauma Service, William M. Ricci, MD did not treat Watt, but spoke about the nature of the injury.

According to Dr. Ricci, bones heal faster than a ligament tear, and Watt shouldn’t face an increased risk of re-injury after recovering. However, Dr. Ricci noted that because the fracture occurred near a joint, Watt could experience arthritis in the future.

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