J.J. Watt has shoulder injury and Texans trail Raiders 14-10 at halftime

AP

The Texans began the day with a number of injuries to starters. They have more now.

Houston trails the Raiders 14-10 and saw pass rusher J.J. Watt and cornerback Lonnie Johnson leave for the locker room early.

Watt injured his shoulder after tackling Josh Jacobs for a 6-yard loss late in the second half. The Texans list him as questionable to return.

Two plays later, Johnson headed inside to be evaluated for a concussion. The Texans are running out of players in the secondary. They began the day without cornerback Bradley Roby (hamstring), cornerback Johnathan Joseph (hamstring/neck) and safety Tashaun Gipson Sr. (back/hamstring).

Derek Carr has taken advantage, going 10-of-18 for 148 yards and two touchdowns. He threw a short pass to Hunter Renfrow, who took it 65 yards for a touchdown in the first quarter, and found Darren Waller for an 8-yard touchdown in the second quarter.

The Texans scored on a 12-yard pass from Deshaun Watson to Duke Johnson and a 33-yard field goal from Ka'imi Fairbairn.

The Raiders have two sacks of Watson and have harassed him all game. He is 13-of-21 for 123 yards and a touchdown.

5 responses to “J.J. Watt has shoulder injury and Texans trail Raiders 14-10 at halftime

  1. already making excuses for your Texans picks over the Raiders with the injury narrative? no mention of Raiders being down their starting two WRs, their starting MLB for the season, their starting Safety for the season, and lost their Pro Bowl center this game. Their 2nd and 3rd receivers were on the GB and Buffalo practice squads to start the season. *eye roll* every team has injuries.

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