Per ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the Pittsburgh Steelers are said to suspect that their star linebacker TJ Watt tore a pectoral muscle against the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday. It appeared Watt knew the injury was serious when he was leaving the field; in video footage, Watt can be seen pointing to the left side of his chest and saying, “I tore it.” Watt is expected to undergo scans on Monday to confirm the diagnosis. The Steelers rely heavily on the reigning Defensive Player of the Year, so if Watt were to miss significant play time, it would be devastating to the team.
Watt left the game with six solo tackles, a sack and an interception. The Steelers defeated the Bengals 23-20 in OT.
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