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.