Texans superstar defensive end J.J. Watt will miss the remainder of the season after tearing his pectoral muscle in Sunday’s 27-24 win over the Raiders.
Watt, 30, announced the grim news on Twitter.
“This game can be beautiful and it can also be brutal,” Watt wrote. “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.”
It’s a major blow to Houston, which is 5-3 and second behind the Colts in the AFC South.
Watt left the game midway through the second quarter, though it’s unclear how he suffered the injury.
“We feel terrible for him,” an unnamed source told ESPN. “He works so damn hard and he’s such a good person. Can’t replace him on or off the field.”
Watt has four sacks this season, and missed most of 2016 (herniated disc) and 2017 (leg fracture).