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J.J. Watt makes 6-year-old’s day after boy suffers same injury as NFL star

MANVEL, Texas – A star professional football player found a unique way to put a huge smile on the face of a Texas boy going through a rough time.

Six-year-old Cooper Davis broke his leg in a trampoline accident on Monday.

“I felt a snap, and I heard it but they didn’t,” Cooper told KIAH.

The doctor confirmed Cooper had a tibial plateau fracture. That’s the same injury suffered by Houston’s hero - star defensive end for the Texans, J.J. Watt.

“He woke up, and he’s like, ‘Hey, can I have my jersey?’ He put it on, and he goes, ‘Hey, mom, I’m J.J.!'" said his mother, Judith. "I decided, hey, I’m going to tweet this out to (J.J. Watt) and let him know, 'Hey, there’s a little boy out here that’s got an injury like you and… he thinks it’s kinda cool, ya know, to be like his idol.'”

And, being the stand-up guy he is, Watt responded:

“He cries because he wants to get up and run, he wants to get up and play. I didn’t even say anything about him playing Xbox, he just noticed that Xbox remote was in his hand and he knows that’s how kids connect. For him to take those few seconds of his time to do that for my son is a blessing,” Judith said.

“It made me happy. At first, I didn’t think it was real, but now I do,” Cooper said with a huge smile on his face.

The two went head to head, in a sports game of course, and it was close, but… “At the last part, I won because he was going for the ball and then I was, I was using the speed boost,” Cooper said.

"Yeah, that speed boost will get ‘em every time," he said.