The Pittsburgh Steelers may have earned a huge, hard-fought win against the AFC North rival Cincinnati Bengals, but they may have suffered a gigantic loss in the form of All-Pro pass rusher T.J. Watt, as well.
Watt left the game in the fourth quarter after suffering what appeared to be an upper-body injury. It didn’t take long for him to head to the locker room after the injury, which immediately indicated that things were pretty serious.
It also looked like Watt said that he tore his left pectoral muscle, something many pointed out on Twitter.
As it turns out, that is probably the case. ESPN‘s Adam Schefter reported not long after Chris Boswell’s game-winning field goal that the Steelers do in fact believe that Watt tore his pec.
He is scheduled undergo an MRI on Monday to confirm the suspicion.
Steelers believe TJ Watt tore his pec and he is scheduled to undergo scans Monday to confirm diagnosis, per source.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) September 11, 2022
This is obviously devastating for both Watt and the Steelers if the scans come back as feared.
Expect the team to look to bring in outside help if Watt’s season is in fact over. Alex Highsmith and the newly-acquired Malik Reed will likely be the starters moving forward.
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