Steelers edge rusher T.J. Watt suffered a possible knee injury when he collided with another Steelers defender in the third quarter. He was able to walk off the field with assistance, but is now headed to the locker room. The game is currently tied 7-7.
Watt has two sacks and two QB hits in this game and currently leads the NFL with 19 sacks. He is in the running for defensive player of the year.
T.J. Watt injury updates
Sunday update: T.J. Watt’s brother, J.J., is now reporting that his brother has a grade 2 MCL sprain.
Best case scenario for TJ.— JJ Watt (@JJWatt) January 7, 2024
Grade 2 MCL sprain.
Everything else looks pristine.
Couple weeks of rest/recovery.
Sunday update: Watt has a torn MCL or a grade 3 sprain in his knee, per Ian Rapoport. This is usually a multi-week injury, so it looks like he would miss next week’s game if the Steelers were able to sneak into the playoffs.
Update: Watt has suffered a sprained MCL, per Adam Schefter. Watt apparently wanted to go back in, but the team wouldn’t allow it. The Steelers can get into the playoffs with a Dolphins OR Titans win on Sunday. If that happens, we’ll hear plenty about his ability to play in the first round of the playoffs going into next weekend.
Update: Watt has been ruled out for the rest of the game with a knee injury.