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J.J. Watt cleared to work out

It's been a long six weeks for J.J. Watt. Six weeks after his Jan. 12 groin surgery, the 2016 Defensive Player of the Year tweeted that he's been cleared to work out again.

Watt left in the third quarter of the Texans playoff loss to Kansas City and did not return. According to Watt, he had been dealing with the groin injury and playing through it for six or seven weeks leading up to the playoff game.

On Feb. 4, Watt made an appearance on "The Dan Patrick Show and confirmed the extent of his injury.

"I had both sides done," Watt said. "I had a lot done. There's actually six incisions. It ended up being a bit more extensive than we planned originally. There was more wrong than we thought, it turned out to be. But, I have great people taking care of me so, they're doing a really good job."

Watt was voted Associated Press All-Pro team for the fourth-consecutive year following his 2015 performance. He was selected unanimously by a panel of 50 media members.

J.J. Watt--from his time as a Texan back to his Wisconsin Badger days--is featured here in photos.

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