Steelers Believe T.J. Watt Suffered Torn Pec
The Pittsburgh Steelers may have come out of their Week 1 tilt against the Cincinnati Bengals with an upset
The Pittsburgh Steelers may have come out of their Week 1 tilt against the Cincinnati Bengals with an upset victory, but the win came at a cost as they believe that superstar pass-rusher and reigning NFL Defensive Player of the Year T.J. Watt suffered a torn pectoral during the game.
“Having TJ out there definitely benefits us. He’s a leader. He’s the Defensive Player of the Year,” Steelers defensive lineman Cameron Heyward said. “However long it takes, other guys gotta step up. Alex (Highsmith) stepped up pretty good today. Malik (Reed) and Jamir (Jones) are coming along. We had to do some different stuff out there, but we rally around him. And when he gets back, we’ll be ready.”
Watt wasn’t the only player that was hurt, as running back Najee Harris left the game due to a foot injury in the fourth quarter. Harris, who was dealing with a Lisfranc sprain in his foot during training camp. was spotted wearing a protective boot as he left the locker room.