Former Badgers star J.J. Watt out for season with injury
The three-time NFL Defensive Player of the Year went to the locker room with about 5½ minutes left in the second quarter after spending a few minutes in the medical tent. He had three tackles, including one for a loss, and swatted down a pass before he was injured.
Watt tweeted out after the game: “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.”
The rookie had a 65-yard TD run on the second snap from scrimmage in the third quarter. He injured his shoulder later in the period. Sanders said after the game he planned to play next week.
Arizona lost running back Chase Edmonds to a hamstring injury in the second half. He was starting because David Johnson was inactive while recovering from an ankle injury. The Cardinals also lost linebacker Cassius Marsh Sr. to a concussion.
Jaguars wide receiver Dede Westbrook left at the half with a neck/shoulder injury. He came into the game with a shoulder injury and re-injured it on a punt return. Jacksonville also lost receiver Marqise Lee with a left shoulder injury. The team’s secondary also lost cornerback D.J. Hayden to a left shoulder injury and safety Ronnie Harrison to a neck injury. Jets quarterback Sam Darnold sprained his thumb against the Jaguars.