Report: J.J. Watt likely to miss rest of season to have shoulder surgery

Arizona Cardinals defensive end J.J. Watt (99) celebrates a defensive stop against the San Francisco 49ers during the second half of an NFL football game. (Ralph Freso/AP)

It looks like J.J. Watt could be out for the rest of the season as the Arizona Cardinals star pass rusher is set to undergo shoulder surgery, NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reported.

The defensive end is likely to miss at least three months but according to Rapoport, Watt will try to have the operation and rehab as soon as possible.

Watt reportedly suffered the injury during the second quarter of Sunday's win over the Houston Texans but continued to play. He was initially ruled out for Thursday's game against the Green Bay Packers.

The 32-year-old is in his first season with the Cardinals after playing 10 seasons with the Houston Texans where he won three Defensive Player of the Year awards. Watt has struggled to remain healthy playing fewer than 10 games in three of the last five seasons.

In seven games with Arizona this season, Watt tallied 10 quarterback hits, one sack, two passes defended and a forced fumble.

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