Watt will miss some practice time, but the Texans don't believe his injury is serious.
"We dodged another bullet," Kubiak said Thursday according to HoustonTexans.com. "All the tests came back good, and obviously, he's going to miss some time, but he's going to be ready to go. And knowing J.J., it's going to be pretty darn quick. So we're very, very fortunate. He was already in there rehabbing when I walked over to practice."
Kubiak didn't rule out Watt, who has already begun rehabbing his elbow, for the preseason, but isn't sure exactly how long he'll be out. The team also does not expect Watt to suffer any lingering effects from the injury when he returns.
"Doctors felt very good about it," Kubiak said. "That's the only conversation I've had with âem at this point."
Watt started every game as a rookie last season and finished with 56 tackles and 5.5 sacks as the Texans reached the playoffs for the first time in franchise history.
Watt sent this reassuring message Thursday to his fans on Twitter:
â JJ Watt (@JJWatt) August 2, 2012
The Associated Press contributed to this report.