JJ Watt out for the season with torn pectoral muscle
JJ Watt tweeted on Sunday night that he was out for the season due to a torn pectoral muscle.
Watt left the Houston Texans’ 27-24 win over the Oakland Raiders on Sunday with the team up 14-10 in the second quarter. He was termed to have suffered a shoulder injury and was ruled out for the game.
After the win, NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport reported that Watt was feared to have a torn pectoral muscle, which would be a season-ending injury.
The #Texans may have lost star DE JJ Watt to a serious injury. Source said the fear is that Watt suffered a torn pec, which would knock him out for the season. He’ll have an MRI to determine the full extent of the issue.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) October 27, 2019
Watt will undergo an MRI to determine the extent of the injury, but already confirmed over his Twitter account that he was out for the rest of the season.
This game can be beautiful and it can also be brutal. Absolutely gutted that I won’t be able to finish the season with my guys and give the fans what they deserve. I truly love this game and can’t stand letting you guys down. Thank you for all of the thoughts & well-wishes.
— JJ Watt (@JJWatt) October 28, 2019
Watt had three tackles in the game prior to leaving and entered the game with four sacks on the season.
The 30-year-old defensive linemen has dealt with major injuries recently in his career. He played in just eight games total between 2016 and 2017, but he bounced back in a big way last season. He appeared in all 16 games and had 16 sacks and seven forced fumbles, making the Pro Bowl and being named a First Team All-Pro. He underwent a procedure on his knee following the season, but it did not seem to hamper him at all early this year.