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Pittsburgh Steelers defensive end TJ Watt will miss time with a chest injury, but he vows he will return at some point this season.
Watt posted a Terminator meme on Twitter with the iconic “I’ll Be Back” movie quote, speculating that his injury would not sideline him for the rest of the season, something the Steelers initially feared.
Watt was supposed to get second and third opinions on his injury on Tuesday, but a report from the NFL Network said the current belief in Pittsburgh was that he would land on injured reserve but not miss the rest of the year.
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Despite Watt losing time, it will be good news for the Steelers, who won’t have to completely replace the Defensive Player of the Year.
There’s no exact timetable for when Watts will return, but it could come before the end of October, which “depends on the healing process,” per NFL Network.
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Watt immediately knew something had happened to his PEC, running to the side with a limp and telling the coaching staff that he had torn it. An MRI was scheduled for Monday, which showed surgery was not necessary.
Watt had a sack and three tackles to lose, which turned out to be a wild victory for the Steelers over him Division-rivals Cincinnati Bengal, Chris Boswell scored a 53-yard game-winning field goal in overtime after hitting the top once on his prior attempt. A blocked extra point by Minka Fitzpatrick at the end of the fourth quarter kept the Steelers’ hopes alive.
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In the meantime, Watt’s production will be hard to replicate, but players like Malik Reed and Jamir Jones will have to step in to put pressure on the quarterback and backfield.
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Watt won the Defensive Player of the Year award last season with a total of 22.5 sacks in 16 games lead the nfl,