Dan Orlovsky and Marcus Spears discuss the impact that J.J. Watt's absence has on the Cardinals' matchup against the Packers. (0:53).
TEMPE (Ariz.) - This week, the Arizona Cardinals lost one of their star defenders.
J.J. Watt, a defensive end, was unable to play against the Green Bay Packers on Thursday due to a shoulder injury. He did not participate in Tuesday's Cardinals practice.
Watt has accumulated 10 tackles this season, five for a loss and one sack. Watt is hitting the quarterback frequently, with 10 quarterback hits in the seven first games and nine in his last four.
Watt will not be playing, but the Cardinals will still have pass-rusher Chandler Jones. Jones missed the previous two games due to COVID-19. On Monday, he was activated from the list.
DeAndre Hopkins, a wide receiver, is one of four Cardinals questionable for Thursday night. He was also listed as having a hamstring injury. Arizona did not practice Monday and Wednesday so the injury-report designations are an estimate.
The Cardinals would be 8-0 if they beat the 6-1 Packers, which would be the first win in Cardinals franchise history.