Arizona Cardinals’ J.J. Watt is expected to undergo shoulder surgery that is likely to be season-ending, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter. Watt injured his shoulder against his former team the Houston Texans on Sunday, but still managed to play the rest of the game with the injury. The former All-Pro has 16 tackles, one sack and one forced fumble this season.

On Wednesday, the Cardinals ruled Watt out for Thursday night’s matchup against the Green Bay Packers due to his shoulder injury and he did not practice all week. While Watt was able to play through the injury on Sunday, it appears the issue was more serious than anticipated. According to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, the recovery timetable for this procedure is likely at least three months.

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