TJ Watt gets injury update heading into Week 8 from Pittsburgh Steelers
TJ Watt returned to practice Wednesday afternoon, but still remains on the injury reserve, the Pittsburgh Steelers announced Wednesday.
The former Wisconsin linebacker has been on the injury reserve since Week 1 when he tore his pectoral muscle in the overtime win against Cincinnati. He also underwent arthroscopic knee surgery during his time on the injury reserve to clean up a preseason injury.
LB T.J. Watt returned to practice today but remains on the Reserve/Injured List.
The 21-day window to activate WR Calvin Austin III from the Reserve/Injured List has expired. He will remain on the Reserve/Injured List for the remainder of the 2022 season.
— Pittsburgh Steelers (@steelers) October 26, 2022
Watt had 6 total tackles, 1 sack, and 1 interception before his injury sidelined him. The Steelers did not reveal when Watt will make his return, but this is good news nonetheless. The NFL’s sack leader from a year ago might be back on the field very soon.
The Steelers have struggled since Watt’s injury, going 1-5 without him. They’ll be hoping that the former Defensive Player of the Year will be able to get the team back on track in a few weeks.
Pittsburgh faces the Philadelphia Eagles in Week 8. That game is set for a 1 p.m. ET kickoff on CBS.