After season-ending injury, JJ Watt says trip home to Pewaukee re-energized him: “Am I done? Hell no”

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HOUSTON, TX - SEPTEMBER 18: J.J. Watt #99 of the Houston Texans waits for a play in the fourth quarter of their game against the Kansas City Chiefs at NRG Stadium on September 18, 2016 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

Houston Texans’ JJ Watt has been sidelined for the season.

Over the past year, the former Badgers great suffered a broken hand, a staph infection that could have cost him his leg, two torn abs, three torn adductor muscles and a herniated disk — twice.

At one point, the Pewaukee native wondered whether his career was over, but coming home to Pewaukee for the first fall in years has energized him. He shared his thoughts in the Players Tribune.

“Yes, over the last year, I`ve been through some dark times, and my body was beat up more than most people probably realize. But I`ve learned that a life without adversity is a boring life to live. I`ve experienced the highs, and I`ve experienced the lows, and both are better than living in the middle. The kid in me is back. Am I done? Hell no. I`m just getting started,” Watt said in the article titled “Am I Done?” 

Watt had season-ending surgery on September 29th after re-injuring his back on September 22nd against the Patriots.