J.J. Watt out for season after tearing pectoral muscle

After an injury Sunday against the Oakland Raiders, Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt announced on Twitter he’s out for the season.

The three-time NFL Defensive Player of the Year tore his pectoral muscle, and he tweeted Sunday night, “This game can be beautiful and it can also be brutal. 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.”

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He followed up with a joke tweet, “Shoulda told my pec to look out lol.”

Oakland Raiders running back DeAndre Washington (33) is hit by Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt (99) on a run during the first half of an NFL football game Sunday, Oct. 27, 2019, in Houston. (AP Photo/Michael Wyke)

Oakland Raiders running back DeAndre Washington (33) is hit by Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt (99) on a run during the first half of an NFL football game Sunday, Oct. 27, 2019, in Houston. (AP Photo/Michael Wyke)

Watt, the AP reported, went to the locker room with about 5 ½ minutes left in the second quarter after spending a few minutes in the medical tent. The team announced just before the start of the second half that he wouldn’t return.

Watt had three tackles, including one for a loss, and swatted down a pass before he was injured.

Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt (99) blocks a pass by Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr (4) during the first half of an NFL football game Sunday, Oct. 27, 2019, in Houston. (AP Photo/Michael Wyke)

Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt (99) blocks a pass by Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr (4) during the first half of an NFL football game Sunday, Oct. 27, 2019, in Houston. (AP Photo/Michael Wyke)

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Houston (5-3) beat the Raiders (3-4) for a 27-24 win.