J.J. Watt is planning to be on the field Saturday.
The 29-year-old star defensive end suffered a right elbow injury in the Texans’ 20-3 win over the Jaguars last weekend. Watt, however, told reporters Tuesday he expects to play in Houston’s playoff game against the Colts.
“It’s doing OK,” Watt said, via the Houston Chronicle. “It’ll be fine by Saturday.”
Watt underwent X-rays, which came back negative, earlier this week.
“It’s playoff football now,” Watt said, via KHOU11. “It doesn’t matter. You can cut it off. I’ll still play.”
Watt appeared in all 16 regular-season games for the Texans this season. He tallied 61 total tackles and led the AFC with 16 sacks.
The five-time Pro Bowl player also registered an NFL-high seven forced fumbles and four pass breakups.
The Colts and Texans will kick-off their wild-card weekend matchup Saturday at 4:35 p.m. ET.