The Houston Texans officially placed J.J. Watt on injured reserve Wednesday morning so he can recover from his back injury.
A short time later, he tweeted "Adversity sucks. Your attitude towards it doesn't have to. I will be back."
Here's the full statement posted to his Twitter account:
I haven't missed a game since my sophomore year of high school. This won't be fun, but it is necessary in order for me to return to 100% and play at the level that I am capable of playing at.
Everybody deals with adversity in their lives, many much worse than what I'm going through.
I have great people around me and I appreciate the thoughts and well wishes from all of you. I am looking forward to the fight back to the top and to the next time that I can step back on that field with my brothers to play the game that I love.
You are the best fans in the world and I promise to continue to do everything in my power to make you proud.--JJ