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When Does T.j Watt Come Back? T.J. Watt’s Return to Steelers Was Delayed Due to Knee surgery!

T.J. Watt’s pectoral injury in Week 1 of the NFL season hurt the Pittsburgh Steelers but saved them.

Watt’s muscle tear alarmed NFL fans. The muscle tore, but the tendon did not. Watt can return this season.

Watt will miss three more games after missing Week 2 against the Patriots. After the injury, Watt was placed on IR and won’t be allowed to return until Week 5, although his timeframe appears longer.

Watt has indicated he would return this year.

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How long is T.J. Watt out?

Ian Rapoport said that the Steelers were aiming for a Week 8 return. T.J.Watt needed surgery after injuring a muscle, not a tendon.

Watt had arthroscopic knee surgery before Week 5 and will miss a week or two. That puts him on schedule to return in Week 10—the Steelers have a bye in Week 9—barring any setbacks.

Cameron Heyward told ESPN that Watt’s injury meant “people gotta step up.” “We’re not innovating. We only need to execute our duties, not modify our entire strategy.”

Since Watt’s injury, the Steelers have lost four straight, including a 38-3 Week 5 loss to the Bills. After sacking seven Bengals in their season opener, they have three in four games without Watt.

Pittsburgh must improve before Watt returns.

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T.J. Watt’s Injury History

Watt got injured during his stellar 2021 season.

In 2017, he missed one game with a strained groin. He missed two games in 2021 due to hip and knee and groin problems.

Steelers Schedule 2022

Given his amended timeframe, Watt will miss at least three more Steelers games. Pittsburgh will face top contenders with good quarterbacks.

6Oct. 16Tampa Bay Buccaneers (3-2)
7Oct. 23Miami Dolphins (3-2)
8Oct. 30Philadelphia Eagles (5-0)
10Nov. 13vs. Saints (2-3)

Watt will likely return on Nov. 13 for the Steelers. He could play against the Saints in a matchup of struggling clubs. Alex Highsmith and Malik Reed will be their main edge rushers till then.

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