J.J. Watt’s bloody nose provides an instant-classic image
Tough day for J.J. Watt and the Texans. Not only did they blow a 20-3 lead and lose to Seattle in overtime, but Watt walked away from the action with a gruesome bloody nose.
The injury occurred when Watt leveled Russell Wilson in the third quarter. Wilson scrambled out of the pocket to his left, then fired as he neared the sideline — only to be drilled by Watt (on a perfectly legal hit).
Wilson jogged off the field no worse for the wear. Watt came to the sideline looking like this:
Just in case anyone missed the earlier game, JJ Watt killed a deer and field dressed it on the turf with his mouth. pic.twitter.com/ooUtxK7F5b
— Evan Flay (@Number12ForLife) September 30, 2013
JJ Watt took six stitches to close wound on his nose. Asked how it happened, he said, “I hit people for a living.’
— Ed Werder (@Edwerderespn) September 29, 2013
Watt finished with eight tackles, a half-sack and two tackles for loss in the Texans’ tough setback. The Seahawks kicked a field goal after that Watt-induced incompletion on third down. Watt was back on the field for Seattle’s next possession, just a couple minutes later.