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J.J. Watt of Houston Texans, will be OK after dislocating elbow

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Houston Texans fans can breathe a sigh of relief. While J.J. Watt dislocated his elbow in practice Thursday, coach Gary Kubiak said things look good for his star defensive end.

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 said earlier he expected to have Watt back on the field by the Texans' regular-season opener against the Miami Dolphins.

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 ‘em 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:

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