Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt left the game against the Oakland Raiders after injuring his shoulder. The Texans initially ruled the injury as a shoulder issue but the team fears Watt might be lost for the season with a torn pectoral.
J.J. Watt confirmed via twitter that he season has come to an end.
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. J.J. Watt (Twitter)
Bill O'Brien addressed the Watt injury situation after the game.
"We took him to the hospital right away for an MRI," O'Brien said of the Watt injury. "I'm sure I'll hear something tonight here pretty soon and then be able to update you tomorrow."
Watt will undergo an MRI, but the Texans fear they will be without him for the remainder of the season.
Watt was injured making a tackle in the second quarter on running back Josh Jacobs for a six-yard loss. Watt instantly got up after the tackle and started to rotate his left arm to check if he was okay. He went to the sidelines to meet with Texans medical personnel, and after a brief check-up in the blue tent, Watt went into the locker room for further evaluation.
The Texans ruled Watt out for the remainder of the game that they were able to win over the Raiders 27-24.