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JJ Watt says there's not going to be a Charity Classic this year

J. J. Watt (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
J. J. Watt (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

HOUSTON – There will not be the sixth-straight year for J.J. Watt’s Charity Classic.

The Houston Texans’ defensive end tweeted Sunday night that the event will not be held in 2018.

The event, Watt tweeted, will return next year because the athlete is currently focusing on his recovery after breaking his leg last season, as well as his other efforts including Hurricane Harvey relief and his after-school athletic programs.

Watt and his foundation have raised millions through the softball event held at Minute Maid Park. The event has given fans a chance to meet the Texans.

Since Watt broke his leg last October, he has shared his progress on social media. Here are a few of his updates:

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BIGGGGG day!!!!!! Progress!!!! #OneDayAtATime

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One step at a time.

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