T.J. Watt shared some news with Pittsburgh Steelers fans in Terminator fashion.
The star pass rusher tweeted out a GIF of the famous “I’ll be back” scene on Tuesday, suggesting a return at some point in the 2022 season.
That’s confirmed. https://t.co/Gh1JYAS0Df— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) September 13, 2022
When he will be back is another question that remains to be answered. However, judging by Mike Tomlin’s press conference earlier on Tuesday, there’s a lot of optimism in the Steelers building right now.
The head coach confirmed the Steelers are looking at this as a non-worst case scenario situation and they haven’t ruled out any possibility other than the fact that Watt will miss the team’s Week 2 game versus the New England Patriots.
In the meantime, T.J. Watt confirming his return on Twitter comes alongside a timetable by Ian Rapoport from NFL Network. According to the reporter, the pass rusher didn’t tear the tendon even though he suffered a torn pec muscle.
As such, Watt could be in for around six weeks of rehab. That means no surgery for the Steelers superstar.
#Steelers LB TJ Watt suffered a torn pec muscle, but did not tear the tendon. That’s why, as he says, he’ll be back. It’s about six weeks of rehab, then Watt could be able to return — with no surgery. https://t.co/PJtnwu0bTS— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) September 13, 2022
Hurry on back, T.J.! You make the NFL a better league.
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