TJ Watt injury: Potential date for return revealed, per report
T.J. Watt’s injury keeps on getting news as of late. The latest update comes from NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero.
Sources are telling Pelissero and Ian Rapoport that Watt’s season is reportedly not going be ended by the pectoral injury. It will not require surgery, and his return will depend on the healing process. Pelissero predicts that it could be before the end of October.
#Steelers star T.J. Watt is still gathering additional opinions, but the belief is his pectoral tear will not require surgery and is not season-ending, sources tell me and @RapSheet. His exact return date depends on the healing process, but it could be before the end of October.
— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) September 13, 2022
Watt led the NFL in sacks last season with 22.5. He was seen holding his pectoral when he left the Cincinnati Bengals game on Sunday. The Steelers went on to beat the Bengals 23-20 in overtime thanks to a game-winning field goal from Chris Boswell.
It’s worthwhile to note that Watt did miss some time last season due to injury, but was still able to put up the numbers that he did despite the fact.
The Steelers were still able to force plenty of turnovers against the Bengals. Four of the five turnovers that got forced by the defense were interceptions, including a pick 6 in the first quarter.