J.J. Watt Passes Physical, Returns to Football Field

After recovering from back surgery in July, J.J. Watt has been approved to return to the field.

The Houston Texans defensive end passed his physical Sunday and will return to practice Monday before his team’s opener against the Chicago Bears on Sept. 11.

“It’s Time,” Watt tweeted on Sunday.

While recuperating from the procedure, the Reebok athlete missed training camp and four preseason games.

Still, he found time pay tribute to his teammates by sending the entire roster his new JJ I sneakers for the sportswear brand in the original white colorway and the new navy blue style.

“Told ’em to send me a pair for the whole squad,” he shared on Twitter.

The second iteration of his signature shoe dropped Aug. 5, and the original style quickly sold out after its July 15 debut.

The footwear retails for $99 online.

It’s Watt’s first shoe with the brand since the defensive star joined its stable of sponsored athletes last year.

One of Reebok’s last shoes to sell out quickly was April’s release of the Alien Stomper sneakers, which retailed for $175.

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The JJ I Preseason Training sneakers retail for $99.98.
CREDIT: Courtesy of Reebok.
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NFL star J.J. Watt holding his new signature shoe with Reebok, the JJ I.
CREDIT: Courtesy of Reebok

The limited-edition shoes inspired by Sigourney Weaver’s character Ripley in “Aliens” were unavailable after 38 minutes.

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