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JJ Watt's nephew brightens his day following season-ending injury

J.J. Watt reacts after Brett Maher of the Dallas Cowboys kicks a 45 yard field goal to tie the game in the fourth quarter at NRG Stadium on October 7, 2018 in Houston, Texas. (2018 Getty Images)

HOUSTON – A video of JJ Watt's nephew standing up on his own for the very first time brought a smile to the Texans star's face following his season-ending injury.

Watt shared the video of his nephew via Facebook.

"‪That smile at the end can brighten up even the darkest day," Watt wrote.

‪Even on a tough day there is reason to smile.‬ ‪Texans win, the Stros are winning and my nephew stood on his own for the first time. ‬ ‪That smile at the end can brighten up even the darkest day. ‬

Posted by JJ Watt on Sunday, October 27, 2019

The defensive end suffered an injury to his pectoral muscle during Sunday's game against the Oakland Raiders, marking his third major injury in four years.

Hundreds of Texans fans commented on the post, sending well wishes to Watt.

"Another infectious Watt grin," wrote Texans fan Terry Howard. "Take time to heal properly and enjoy your nephew."