J.J. Watt was back wearing a brace on his sore left elbow Sunday and said he would continue to do so for the rest of the season.

The Houston Texans' star defensive end was limited in practice Sunday due to his elbow soreness but coach Gary Kubiak said the team wasn't concerned.

"His elbow's just sore. We brought him out here to practice today wanted to keep him out of contact. As y'all could see the majority of practice was contact" Kubiak said adding that Watt's elbow soreness returned Thursday.

Kubiak said he expected Watt to practice Monday but wasn't sure if he would again be limited.

Watt wore the brace all last season after injuring his elbow in training camp and went on to record 20.5 sacks and earn The Associated Press' Defensive Player of the Year award.

"Cosmetically I'm just not a huge fan of the way it looks but it never really bothered me from a playing standpoint so I don't see it being an issue whatsoever. It's just something I have to play with and that's it" Watt said.

Watt said he's back in the brace as a matter of precaution.