Said Watt: "I feel good. My body feels good. It is just a matter of listening to (the doctors). I'll do whatever they tell me to do."
Coach Bill O'Brien said Sunday that Watt is "on the right track," but the Texans aren't about to rush the three-time Defensive Player of the Year back onto the field after he underwent a procedure this month to repair a herniated disc.
The team was initially hopeful that Watt would be ready for Week 1's showdown with the Chicago Bears, but NFL Media's Mike Garafolo noted that the All-Pro defensive end's recovery could take as long as 10 weeks. Back injuries, bottom line, are tough to predict.