J.J. Watt may undergo plastic surgery to repair his nose

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Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt told the Associated Press that he plans on looking into plastic surgery to repair his damaged nose.

J.J. Watt’s penchant for violent collisions left a deep gash on the bridge of his nose that required six stitches in Week 4. Each time he’s played since, the wound has been reopened, resulting in a permanent — and ugly — mark on the Texans star’s face.

Now that the season is winding down, the 2012 Defensive Player of the Year tells The Associated Press he’ll look into having plastic surgery to repair the injury. He’s considering the procedure mostly at the prodding of his mother.

“She hates it,” Watt said per the AP.

Watt is hopeful that the painful gash will heal itself and not keep re-opening.

“Once it gets times to heal up and rest, it goes back to pretty normal,” he said. “We’ll see what happens. If it doesn’t heal itself, then I will look into getting it fixed.”