J.J. Watt day-to-day with calf strain

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Cardinals defensive lineman J.J. Watt remained out of practice on Wednesday.

Watt didn’t practice on Monday either and he has been off the field since testing positive for COVID a couple of weeks ago, but that wasn’t the reason head coach Kliff Kingsbury cited for Wednesday’s absence. Kingsbury told reporters that Watt has a calf strain.

Kingsbury also said that Watt is considered day-to-day as the Cardinals head toward their Week One matchup with the Chiefs. Playing without him would be a blow to any plan that Kingsbury comes up with to try to slow down Patrick Mahomes.

Darren Urban of the team’s website reports center Rodney Hudson, linebacker Markus Golden, and cornerback Trayvon Mullen were also missing from the practice field Wednesday. Tight end Zach Ertz was working after sitting out of Monday’s session.


23 responses to “J.J. Watt day-to-day with calf strain

  1. Im shocked he’s hurt. Now he has a little extra time to help out the homeless, as long as there is 6 cameras and 2 news crews

  2. JJ was a beast in his prime, but it seems like every story about him now is about his latest injury.

  3. While a great player when he was younger, it is time for JJ to hang it up. The guy is injured more often than he is healthy.

  4. He hasn’t even played yet this year and he’s already hurt. This is like a fighter going down during introductions.

  5. He MAY have had 2 good seasons. The others were fragmented with injuries. He is kind of a medical bust…

  6. Most calf strains take forever to heal and are very easily re-injured — I bet this is a recurring thing.

  7. I can’t remember the last time someone suffered a calf strain and was actually only “day to day.” Yet alone an aging injury-prone defensive linemen. That injury usually sidelines players for at least a couple weeks..

  8. classclown71 says:
    September 7, 2022 at 3:49 pm
    He hasn’t even played yet this year and he’s already hurt. This is like a fighter going down during introductions.
    Now thats funny. In the blue corner, standing a colossal 6’5″, and weighing 290lbs, JJ Watt (crowd cheers). And his opponent, in the red corner… (gasps from the crowd, commotion in the blue corner, the tv commentators are dumbfounded). *from the broadcast team* “Folks you wont believe it, but Watt appears to be knocked unconscious in prefight introductions”

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