TJ Watt could not return to the Steelers game in Detroit due to hip injury
It is always unfortunate for a player to get hurt. Sportingly speaking, the team weakens and more when it comes to a starter. But if he is also one of the highest paid defenders in the NFL, the situation gets serious.
Mike Tomlin was terse about TJ Watt’s report: “He has a blow to his knee and hip. It will be evaluated ”, and that was it. TJ Watt left the Pittsburgh Steelers game against the Detroit Lions late in the third quarter.
Watt achieved the assisted capture and on the spot, his left knee struck the right knee of his teammate Demarcus Christmas. Watt was lying on the grass and had to be assisted to get off the field – although he managed to do it on his own foot, without an assist cart.
TJ Watt has 12.5 sacks on the season after 10 weeks into the season. The Steelers failed to win in Detroit and the teams sealed the only tie in the league thus far. Pittsburgh missed an important game against one of the weakest teams in the league. His position in the AFC North remains highly compromised.
Their next game will be against the Chargers in Los Angeles and then they will face a divisional rival, the Cincinnati Bengals. Watt’s situation will be expanded on Tuesday, according to coach Tomlin.
Besides Watt, Joe Haden has a sprained foot; Trai Turner and Kevin Dotson both with ankle injuries. The Steelers didn’t just draw, they compromised their roster depth heading into the season finale.