Interestingly, Watt is being pushed to go under the knife by none other than his own mother.
“She hates it. My mom doesn’t like it all, so she’s hoping I get it fixed this offseason,” Watt told the Associated Press.
The injury first popped up during the Texans’ Week 4 loss to the Seattle, after which the star defensive end required six stitches. Since that game, the gash has been continually reopened, resulting in a permanent scar.
Watt describes the wound as “very painful” to play through, but it hasn’t stopped him from turning in another solid campaign. Last year’s Defensive Player of the Year leads Houston with 71 tackles (including 17 tackles for losses) and 9.5 sacks.
Watt says he’ll consider heeding mom’s advice in the coming weeks.
“Once it gets times to heal up and rest, it goes back to pretty normal,” he said. “We’ll see what happens. If it doesn’t heal itself, then I will look into getting it fixed.”