J.J. Watt ruled out for Cardinals' game vs. Packers; needs shoulder surgery, according to reports

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Arizona Cardinals All-Pro defensive end J.J. Watt will not suit up for the Thursday night matchup against the Green Bay Packers (6-1).

Watt missed practice on Monday and Tuesday because of a shoulder injury, according to the Cardinals' daily injury report.

ESPN and NFL Network, citing sources, reported that Watt needs shoulder surgery, and that the recovery time could force the three-time NFL defensive player of the year to miss the rest of the 2021 season.

The undefeated Cardinals didn't practice on Wednesday, but ruled him out from practice based on estimation for the severity of the injury.

This will be the first game Watt has missed for the Cardinals this season.

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This article originally appeared on Arizona Republic: Arizona Cardinals' J.J. Watt needs shoulder surgery