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Report: J.J. Watt undergoes sports hernia surgery

HOUSTON, TX - JANUARY 09: J.J. Watt #99 of the Houston Texans reacts in the second half against the Kansas City Chiefs during the AFC Wild Card Playoff game at NRG Stadium on January 9, 2016 in Houston, Texas. The Chiefs won 30-0 against the Texans. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)

HOUSTON, TX - JANUARY 09: J.J. Watt #99 of the Houston Texans reacts in the second half against the Kansas City Chiefs during the AFC Wild Card Playoff game at NRG Stadium on January 9, 2016 in Houston, Texas. The Chiefs won 30-0 against the Texans. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)

Houston Texans star defensive end J.J. Watt had successful sports hernia surgery on Tuesday, repairing a groin injury that hampered him late in the season, according to a report.

Via Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle, Watt traveled to Philadelphia where noted sports hernia specialist Dr. William Meyers performed the procedure. Meyers also operated on Watt's teammate, Arian Foster, after the running back suffered a groin injury in August.

Watt played in six games down the stretch with the injury before being forced from Houston's 30-0 playoff loss to the Kansas City Chiefs in the third quarter after a block from Chiefs offensive take Eric Fisher.

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