By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
Houston Texans star defensive end J.J. Watt suffered a potential season-ending injury on Sunday against the Oakland Raiders. The Texans fear Watt suffered a torn pec in the contest, according to NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport.
An MRI will confirm the injury on Monday. If it is confirmed, he will have to miss the rest of the 2019 season.
“This game can be beautiful and it can also be brutal,” Watt said on Twitter. “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.”
He had three tackles, including one tackle for a loss on Sunday. He also had one pass deflection.
Through eight games this season, including eight starts, Watt has had 24 tackles, including four tackles for a loss, and 20 quarterback hits. He also had 4.0 sacks, one forced fumble, two fumble recoveries, and two pass deflections.
This is his third season in the last four years that have been marred by injuries. He played in three games in 2016 due to an injury, before playing in five games in 2017 due to an injury.
He did play an entire 16 game schedule in 2018 before suffering his latest injury on Sunday.