TJ Watt injury: Timeline for potential return updated, per report
TJ Watt is coming off a massive campaign in 2021 but suffered an unfortunate injury during the 2022 season opener. Fortunately, the impact defender for the Pittsburgh Steelers is expected to return to the field this season.
According to Adam Schefter, test results on Tuesday revealed Watt does not need surgery to repair the torn pectoral muscle sustained against the Cincinnati Bengals. Watt’s expected recovery and rehab timeline is around 6 weeks, which puts his potential return for anywhere between Halloween and the first part of November.
Doctors determined this afternoon that Steelers’ LB T.J. Watt does not surgery on his torn pectoral and he now is expected to miss about six weeks, per source.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) September 13, 2022
That report sheds a little more light on a tweet Watt sent out Tuesday afternoon. He dialed up a gif of The Terminator with a simple message, alluding to the fact he’ll be back on the field this season:
— TJ Watt (@_TJWatt) September 13, 2022