T.J. Watt Injury

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Don’t buy into the rumors. The rumors about TJ. Watt are all over the place and there is no consistency and clear sources. Pittsburgh Steelers T.J. Watt left the game against the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday with what appeared to be an injury in the region of his upper pectoral area. I say appeared to be because that is only from my observation of the game. Before that injury happened, T.J. Watt had an interception, a sack and 6 solo tackles. 

He was a big part of the the kickstart that The Pittsburgh Steelers had at the beginning of the game. With no official announcement about the facts having been released yet about the reality of T.J. Watt’s injury we want to hope for the best but until we know something solid and officially released from The Pittsburgh Steelers Organization, I am not jumping to conclusions.

I know from past experience with my very minor pectoral injury from weight lifting that even a very minor pectoral injury can take weeks to months to heal fully. It took me a few months to get back into my regular activity. My very minor pectoral injury was years ago when I made an attempt at 385 on a bench press. Luckily I had 3 good people spotting me at the time. I was definitely not in the situation that a defensive NFL player like T.J. Watt  is in. I didn’t have to defend against 350 pound elite professional athletes. T.J. Watt does have to do that on a regular basis. 

The important thing is that T.J. Watt takes the time he needs to recover so that he can continue to be one of the best in the world at what he does. In the mean time,  Malik Reed will have to step up in a big way. These situations are why you need good depth at all key positions and even on the practice squad. Malik Reed played in 46 games and Started 34 in his NFL Career with The Denver Broncos and is ready to step up. Reed is 235 pounds at 6’2” and has had 119 career 70 sacks and 119 tackles. 

As soon as we hear officially from The Pittsburgh Steelers the reality of Watt’s situation, we will let you know here.

Thanks for watching and stay tuned for this week’s analysis of the upcoming game against The New England Patriots. I have lots of statistical information to study and am looking forward to sharing that with all of you.