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J.J. Watt Injury History & Updates

Basic StatsJ.J. Watt's Basic Stats

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ADP: N/A
Bye: 11
Experience: 12
Age: 35.2
Height: 6'5"
Weight: 288
40 Time: 4.81
Speed Score: 109.80
SPARQx (Rank): 150.20 (99%)
Burst Score (Rank): 122.90 (80%)
Agility Score (Rank): 11.09 (94%)
Height Adjusted Speed Score (Rank): 109.80 (79%)

Injury PredictorJ.J. Watt's Injury Guide

Chance of Injury in 2024

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% chance misses at least 2 quarters

Chance of Injury per Game

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1- 17√1-% Inj/Season

Projected Games Missed 2024

Durability

4.00

Ability to produce despire relatively minor injuries. 5 being most durable

Injury analysis powered by Draft Sharks Injury Guide, formerly SIP Logo

Injury History

Date League Injury Details
Aug 2, 2012 NFL Arm Elbow Dislocation Watt dislocated his left elbow in a training camp practice. He also said he tore "all the ligaments" in the joint. He missed all preseason games but played the regular season and playoffs in an elbow brace.
Jul 20, 2016 NFL Back Vertebral Disc Hernia Watt had July surgery for a herniated disc in his back. He started the regular season on time but played just 3 games before needing another surgery and landing on IR.
Dec 9, 2015 NFL Hand Metacarpal Fracture Watt broke his left hand in a Wednesday practice but missed no time.
Nov 29, 2015 NFL Abdomen Muscle Tear Grade 3 Watt had a partially torn right adductor longus, a fully torn left adductor longus and a fully torn left adductor pectineus in his inner thighs and groin, along with partial tears in his left and right abdominals.
Sep 22, 2016 NFL Back Vertebral Disc Hernia Watt admitted to returning too soon from his July back surgery and required a 2nd that knocked him out for the year.
Sep 10, 2017 NFL Hand Finger Dislocation Watt injured his left ring finger.
Sep 14, 2017 NFL Hand Finger Dislocation Watt aggravated his left ring finger. He continued playing through the injury.
Oct 8, 2017 NFL Leg Tibial Plateau Fracture Watt missed the final 11 games on IR. He had surgery on October 9.
Jan 14, 2019 NFL Knee Strain Grade 1 Watt underwent minor knee surgery to address a knee issue that bothered him throughout the season.
Oct 27, 2019 NFL Chest Pectoral Tear Grade 3 Watt suffered a torn pectoral in Week 8's win over Oakland. He missed 8 games.
Sep 16, 2020 NFL Inguinal Hip Sprain Watt was a limited participant at practice ahead of Week 2 game due to hip injury.
Jul 27, 2021 NFL Thigh Hamstring Strain Grade 2 Watt tweaked his hamstring during the run test. He missed the 2021 preseason games.
Oct 24, 2021 NFL Shoulder Dislocation Watt dislocated his shoulder in the Cardinals' win over the Texans. He missed 10 games.
Oct 24, 2021 NFL Shoulder Labrum Tear Watt suffered a torn labrum in the Cardinals' win over the Texans. He missed 10 games.
Oct 24, 2021 NFL Arm Bicep Tear Grade 3 Watt suffered a torn bicep in the Cardinals' win over the Texans. He missed 10 games.
Oct 24, 2021 NFL Shoulder Rotator Cuff Tear Watt suffered a torn rotator cuff in the Cardinals' win over the Texans. He missed 10 games.
Sep 6, 2022 NFL Leg Calf Strain Watt missed the season opener vs. Kansas City.
Sep 28, 2022 NFL Chest Heart Arrhythmia Doctors told Watt that his heart went into atrial fibrillation. He underwent a procedure but didn't miss a game.

Basic StatsJ.J. Watt's Preseason Player Analysis

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Zaven Collins, DE ARI

6:15pm EDT 9/30/22

Zaven Collins (shoulder), J.J. Watt (calf) questionable vs. Panthers

Cardinals LB Zaven Collins (shoulder) and DE J.J. Watt (calf) are questionable for Sunday's game against the Panthers. Collins managed limited practices all week. Watt sat out Wednesday and Thursday before returning to a limited Friday workout. We'll check the status of both players Sunday.

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Cardinals S Jalen Thompson (toe) and DE J.J. Watt (calf) are active for today's game against the Raiders. It'll be Watt's season debut, making him a risky option. Thompson should be fine to use as planned, though we'll see whether he's limited at all.

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Cardinals DE J.J. Watt (calf) is questionable for Sunday's game against the Raiders. He practiced Thursday for the 1st time since training camp. That, however, fell between a missed practice Wednesday and a limited Friday. He'll make for a risky IDP option even if active Sunday.

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Cardinals DE J.J. Watt (calf) is inactive for today's game against the Chiefs. CB Byron Murphy (illness) is active after coming in questionable.

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