Texans JJ Watt breaks his hand, plans to play Sunday

HOUSTON (KTRK) -- JJ Watt has a broken hand, but will play in this Sunday's game against the Patriots.

Watt said he broke his hand during practice, but he'll play through it. "I've played with worse. Elbow was worse. Pain is part of football."

Bill O'Brien says he doesn't think the injury will affect Watt's performance.

Watt was listed on the injury report as limited with groin and hand injuries Wednesday. He did not practice two days last week with the groin injury but played 100 percent of the Texans' defensive snaps against the Buffalo Bills.

He has never missed a game in the NFL. Watt's 76 starts in a row trails only Julius Peppers (98) and Rob Ninkovich (77) for active streaks among defensive ends.
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