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Houston Texans Issue Injury Update For Star DE J.J. Watt

J.J. Watt raising his arms.

HOUSTON, TX - SEPTEMBER 28: J.J. Watt #99 of the Houston Texans pumps up the crowd in the fourth quarter of their game against the Buffalo Bills at NRG Stadium on September 28, 2014 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

One of the biggest stars in the NFL has just left for the locker room due to an injury. With the first half coming to an end in Houston, star defensive end J.J. Watt is battling a shoulder injury that could sideline him for the rest of the game.

The Texans are struggling at home against the Oakland Raiders this afternoon.

While the Texans are obviously focused on taking care of business against the Raiders, the coaching staff has to be concerned with Watt's health.

According to Houston's official PR account, Watt is questionable to return for the second half due to his shoulder injury.

Not having Watt for the second half would be a huge loss for Houston. His contributions to the defense cannot be replaced, especially since he can get after the opposing quarterback.

Watt isn't putting up jaw-dropping numbers this season, but he's still a game-changing player for the Texans. Through seven games he's totaled 21 tackles and four sacks.

Considering that Houston has struggled on defense over the past three weeks, it'd be tough for them to overcome the loss of Watt against Oakland's running game.

The second half of this game can be seen on CBS.