The Pittsburgh Steelers prized draft pick left the game vs. the Houston Texans after a scary looking hit on special teams to his left knee. After the hit, T.J. Watt went to the NFL blue medical tent to be evaluated, but left the tent and was able to return to the game.
In fact, on his next defensive snap he was credited with a pass break up on a T.J. Yates pass after batting it down at the line of scrimmage.
Other than Watt’s potential injury, Mike Tomlin told media after the game there was “nothing significant”, regarding injuries, and this is a great sign for a team who locked up a first round bye in the AFC Playoff Picture.
Previously injured players like Joe Haden and Vance McDonald, who returned to the lineup after extended absences, showed no ill signs of the time off, and were big parts in the Steelers’ win in Week 16.
The Steelers play the Cleveland Browns in Week 17, and the Steelers will want to win the game not just because of keeping the positive momentum riding into the playoffs, but also because if the Patriots fall to the Jets next week the Steelers would claim the top spot in the AFC.
Stay with BTSC for the rest of the week to keep tabs on players like Ramon Foster (concussion) and Coty Sensabaugh (shoulder) who missed the game and are hopeful to return next week.