Houston Texans star J.J. Watt, recovering from season-ending surgery to repair a fractured leg, threw out the first pitch tonight at Game 3 of the World Series at Minute Maid Park in Houston.
Because of the injury, Watt needed a little help to get to the mound:
— Alex Radow (@alexradow) October 27, 2017
But even the brutal injury couldn’t keep him away:
— The Columbia Bugle (@ColumbiaBugle) October 28, 2017
Those crutches, though:
Seeing JJ Watt in crutches bothered me. Made it more real.
— David Nuño (@DavidNunoABC13) October 28, 2017
Here’s the awesome video:
— FOX Sports (@FOXSports) October 28, 2017
The fans loved it, of course:
JJ Watt on crutches gets a big cheer from Minute Maid Park as he throws out first pitch
— Bill Plunkett (@billplunkettocr) October 28, 2017
And this was great:
After his first pitch, JJ Watt posed for pictures with fans, but he did not take questions from reporters.
— Matt Young (@Chron_MattYoung) October 28, 2017
If you recall, Watt raised a staggering $37 million for Hurricane Harvey relief which he’ll use “to rebuild homes, restore childcare centers, provide food and address Houston residents’ health needs”:
— ABC News (@ABC) October 27, 2017