Even with a victory, the Houston Texans’ push for a playoff berth took an important hit on Sunday.
5-time all-pro defensive finish J.J. Watt showed he suffered a season-ending damage in a 27-24 win over the Oakland Raiders. More than one experiences indicated Watt had suffered a torn pectoral damage.
It marks the 3rd time in 4 seasons that Watt has had his season reduce quick through damage.
“This sport may also be stunning and it may also be brutal,” Watt wrote on Twitter. “Completely gutted that I received’t have the ability to end the season with my guys and provides the lovers what they deserve. I actually love this sport and will’t stand letting you guys down. Thanks for all the ideas & well-wishes.”
Watt left Sunday’s sport in the second one quarter and used to be taken to the sanatorium for an MRI, Texans trainer Invoice O’Brien showed after the sport.
The damage to the three-time defensive participant of the 12 months and key staff chief marks an important blow for Houston’s protection. Watt ranks 2nd at the staff in sacks with 4 however entered the week main the NFL in quarterback hits with 20. His drive helped supply aid for a move protection that has been below fireplace in 2019.
Watt returned to his all-pro shape remaining season through recording 16 sacks in his first complete marketing campaign since enjoying simply 8 video games the 2 earlier years because of again accidents and a tibial plateau fracture.
The Texans (5-3) are a half-game in the back of the Indianapolis Colts (5-2) within the AFC South however misplaced the primary assembly between the 2 groups remaining week. The Jacksonville Jaguars and Tennessee Titans are each one sport in the back of at 4-4.
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