Cardinals Veteran Day-to-day With Calf Injury

The Arizona Cardinals have been building a very good team for a few years now, and signing J.J. Watt in free agency was meant to be one of the final moves to make them a genuine Super Bowl contender, but unfortunately, he's struggled to stay healthy to this point. When healthy, Watt is a complete game changer, as his run with the Texans makes him one of the most dominant and exciting defensive ends of all-time, racking up 547 tackles, 103 sacks, 26 forced fumbles, 63 pass deflections, 16 fumble recoveries and 6 Touchdown's.

Unfortunately for Arizona, it appears that Watt is again dealing with an injury, as head coach Kliff Kingsbury announced that he was day-to-day with a calf injury, mere days away from the teams opener at home against Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs.

Watt missed practice today, and his status for the Week 1 matchup with the Chiefs is in the air, and while it's not considered to be a long-term injury, if Watt does indeed miss Week 1, he will be a major loss for a team that may already struggle to contain Mahomes and this explosive offence. A decision will be made closer to game time, but given the Cardinals aspirations of a Super Bowl, it makes complete sense if they were to hold Watt out for one week to ensure he's 100% fit and ready to give his best for Arizona. 

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