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Arizona Cardinals defensive lineman J.J. Watt pumped up fans of his team ahead of the game against the Los Angeles Rams with a video released on social media Monday.
The video, set to Sia's "California Dreamin'" shows images of the Cardinals, and Watt, this season, including video of him preparing to return to the field for Arizona.
The Cardinals activated Watt from the injured reserve/designated for return list on Monday afternoon, paving the way for him to play on Monday night. The team also activated linebacker Ezekiel Turner and elevated defensive lineman Zach Kerr and cornerback Kevin Peterson to the active roster from the practice squad.
Watt underwent surgery to repair a torn rotator cuff, labrum, shoulder joint capsule and a dislocated bicep tendon, among other things, 10 weeks ago.
He was given a recovery timetable of four to six months, but it’s only taken him two-and-a-half months to get back on the field. If he plays on Monday, as expected, it will mark one of the most incredible in-season comebacks in NFL history.
Cardinals fans were hyped after watching Watt's hype video on Twitter:
It’s incredible you are back already! Like truly shocking! RISE UP RED SEA!!
— David Roberts (@DavidRoberts20) January 17, 2022
LETS GO BABY!!!! YOU GOT ME HYPED UP FOR THE DAY!! LETS GO BOYS!! #RedSea
— Michael Chavarria Jr (@mdchavarriajr) January 17, 2022
Go get the W! Make us even prouder than we are already!!!!
— Michèl Ha (@michelha94) January 17, 2022
Here we go!
— tj (@tibbmac) January 17, 2022
— x-Cardinals Nation (@CardinalsNatio3) January 17, 2022
— Eric Judd (@ericjudd111) January 17, 2022
The game is set to kick off at 6:15 p.m. and can be seen on ESPN.
The Arizona Republic's Bob McManaman contributed to this story.
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