Watt injured his left knee in the first quarter in Sunday Night Football’s matchup between the Texans and the Chiefs and initially the injury was covered as normally as possible.
JJ Watt had to be helped off the field after not being able to put any weight on his leg pic.twitter.com/W1YrYwXJgx
— Sports Illustrated (@SInow) October 9, 2017
The play itself was shown but the number of replays was limited, thankfully, because no one really needs to see a traumatic leg break like that on repeat.
What NBC’s viewing audience did get to see, however, was every moment that happened after the injury chronicled in such detail it was borderline obsessive and a whole lot of creepy.
The ambulance waiting for JJ Watt was straight out of Monday Night RAW's playbook pic.twitter.com/odflvr5OGs
— Big Cat (@BarstoolBigCat) October 9, 2017
Twitter users spent a good portion of the game tweeting not only the events per NBC’s cameras but giving their own commentary along the way.
Yes, the network actually showed the ambulance in the tunnel but that turned out to be pretty tame compared to the rest of their coverage.
Ambulance is outside the #Texans X-ray room to take Watt to the hospital, it appears, per NBC broadcast.
— Ben DuBose (@BenDuBose) October 9, 2017
They went a little too far and Twitter users called them out for it.