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Saturday, December 14, 2019

Articles tagged: J.J. Watt

JJ Watt out for the season with torn pectoral muscle

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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.

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.

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.

JJ Watt leaves Week 8 game with shoulder injury

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JJ Watt has managed to stay healthy over the past two seasons after battling a number of significant injuries in 2016 and 2017, but the star defensive lineman was forced to leave Sunday’s game against the Oakland Raiders after hurting his shoulder.

Watt left in the first half with a shoulder injury, and the Texans eventually ruled him out for the remainder of the game.

Watt played in just eight games total in 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.

The Texans were trailing 14-10 at the time Watt left the game.

JJ Watt’s girlfriend Kealia Ohai watched his phone with serious side eye

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JJ Watt wasn’t about to miss an opportunity to watch his Houston Astros in the World Series.

The Texans defensive star attended Game 1 of the World Series on Tuesday night along with his fiancee Kealia Ohai.

The two were shown on TV at one point, which led to a funny moment. Watt was on his phone while Ohai looked over out of the corner of her eye:

Whether or not she was spying and keeping an eye on her fiance is up to you to decide, but folks online thinking that was the case made the whole thing hilarious.

The two got engaged in May while on vacation. Ohai is a professional soccer player for the Houston Dash.

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Did JJ Watt have the worst game of his career during loss to Saints?

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Those who watched Monday night’s thriller of a game between the Houston Texans and New Orleans Saints may have noticed that JJ Watt’s name was barely mentioned, and there was apparently a good reason for that.

Watt may have done a solid job of absorbing blockers and opening up opportunities for teammates, but he was completely absent on the stat sheet. In fact, the three-time NFL Defensive Player of the Year failed to record a single tackle or quarterback hit for the first time in his professional career.

That will likely end up being an anomaly for Watt, but it’s fair to wonder if the lack of production had anything to do with the absence of Jadeveon Clowney.

Now that Clowney — a three-time Pro Bowler — has been traded to the Seattle Seahawks, Watt is bound to see a lot more double-teams. He was able to overcome that early in his career, but he’s not the same explosive player he was five years ago. Clowney’s presence made it so offenses couldn’t focus as much attention on Watt, and it will be worth monitoring to see if opposing teams have an easier time keeping Watt contained now.

Of course, Watt has also battled numerous significant injuries over the past few seasons, so those could be taking their toll. Whatever the case, we doubt there will be many more games where Watt is held without a sack or QB hit. That doesn’t mean he’ll go back to being his old, QB-terrorizing self, either.

JJ Watt has hilarious tweet about how he learned of Texans’ trades

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JJ Watt apparently was not any more in the loop about what was going on with his team than the rest of us were.

The Houston Texans star hilariously tweeted on Saturday that he was golfing when a kid on the course broke news to him about the team’s moves.

There was certainly a lot to get caught up on with the reigning AFC South champs landing offensive lineman Laremy Tunsil and receiver Kenny Stills from the Miami Dolphins. The move came hours after Houston also traded for running back Carlos Hyde and traded away defensive end Jadeveon Clowney in separate deals.

While getting your news from a young lad on the fairway is a little unexpected, at least it wasn’t bad news like another sports figure got in similar fashion.

JJ Watt owned Darren Rovell in hilarious fashion on Twitter

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Longtime sports business reporter Darren Rovell made what he thought was a humorous observation at the start of training camp for the Houston Texans this week, but JJ Watt did not seem entertained.

On Thursday, Rovell tweeted a photo of Watt’s training camp badge and commented that Watt posed for it “like he’s ready to tackle someone.” Considering he’s an NFL defensive lineman, that kind of makes sense, doesn’t it? Watt thinks so, which is why he decided to embarrass Rovell.

To Rovell’s credit, he took the beating in stride.

You win some, you lose some. Rovell knows that as well as anyone. This one definitely goes in the loss column for him, which is nothing new.

JJ Watt, Kealia Ohai get engaged while on vacation

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JJ Watt is officially engaged.

Watt proposed to girlfriend Kealie Ohai while the two were on vacation over Memorial Day weekend. He shared the news along with photos on social media.

In his Twitter and Instagram posts, Watt called himself the “luckiest man in the world.”

The Instagram post contains more photos:

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I’m the luckiest man in the world. #SheSaidYes

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Watt, 30, and Ohai have been dating since at least 2016, which is when she publicly confirmed they were a couple. Ohai, 27, plays soccer for the NWSL’s Houston Dash and is a member of the US Women’s National Team. Watt is a five-time Pro Bowler and three-time AP NFL Defensive Player of the Year.

The two combine to form an athletic power couple in Houston.