J.J. Watt is a three-time NFL Defensive Player of the Year and just signed a massive contract. He’s a great guy in the community, and is frequently seen going the extra mile to better himself and better the lives of others. It’s safe to say he has a lot to be thankful for, but what he might be the most thankful for is the use of his leg.
2015 was an injury riddled year for him–a broken hand, two torn abs, a herniated disc, and others–but a staph infection in Watt’s leg could’ve been the worst. In a post he wrote for The Players’ Tribune, Watt outlined how a Texans trainer recognized a staph infection in his leg after noticing “some weird bumps on my knee.” A team doctor later told him that he could’ve lost his leg had it gone undiagnosed.