NFL world reacts to viral T.J. Watt video
The Pittsburgh Steelers are looking to bounce back after a sluggish Week 2 performance in Thursday’s matchup against the Cleveland Browns, but they will need to do so without star pass rusher T.J. Watt.
Watt suffered a torn pectoral muscle in the Steelers’ season-opening matchup. Many were expecting this could potentially end his season, but the team received some promising information about his injury.
The Steelers and Watt ultimately decided to avoid surgery, and the timeline for his potential return was diagnosed to be around six weeks.
A viral video emerged on Thursday that indicates his recovery process is going quite well to this point.
The video emerged before kickoff of Thursday’s game showing Watt going through a pretty intensive warm-up despite being inactive for the game.
— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) September 22, 2022
Potentially the best sign for Steelers fans in this video is Watt fully rotating his arms, which is very promising considering Watt suffered the injury just 11 days ago.
Several seem to believe this indicates Watt could be ready for Pittsburgh closer to the four-week mark after his time on the Injured Reserve list is finished up.
Makes you wonder if TJ Watt will be ready closer to the 4 week mark 👀 pic.twitter.com/AQWVdO8j8b
— Michael Beck (@MichaelBeck56) September 22, 2022
Good sign 🙏#HereWeGo
— Jordan York (@JordanYorkMusic) September 22, 2022
He’s just built different can’t wait till he’s back ! https://t.co/AzpcpsdGLX
— Nikki Holt (@NikkiRaeM) September 23, 2022
This man right here is an absolute monster. 11 days. https://t.co/TaEjTFCKeb
— Sidney Carroll (@SidCarroll) September 23, 2022
Yeah he’s going to be back sooner than expected https://t.co/n0AnT7xTau
— Jacob Lintner (@lintnermedia) September 22, 2022
The injury was not a great start to his season, but it looks like he may be back sooner rather than later for the Steelers.