J.J. Watt’s off-season starts with a surgery planned for Tuesday

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HOUSTON, TX - J.J. Watt is famous for his intense off-season workouts, but before he can get to flipping tires and catching footballs from the jugs machine, the Texans star needs to get healthy.  Watt had been dealing with a lingering groin injury during the latter part of the season.

With the Texans exiting the playoffs over the weekend, Watt is now planning to have surgery on Tuesday.

Dr. Carl Palumbo of The Orthopedic Sports Clinic Houston says for top end athletes, recovering from groin surgery can take about three months.

"In the case of J.J. Watt, where he has plenty of time in the off-season to heal and to recover, he'll probably take his time and progressively rehab it over the 3-6 month period."

Despite having played with the groin injury and at times with a broken hand, Watt still finished the season with 17.5 sacks.