PITTSBURGH — Steelers outside linebacker T.J. Watt downplayed his injury against the Seattle Seahawks, stating that he should be able to play against the Baltimore Ravens on Saturday.
I’ll be ready to go for Saturday, no worries,” Watt said.
Watt has won the team’s MVP Award for the fourth time in five years with the team. He did not win it last year after suffering torn pectoral muscle, and ceded it to safety Minkah Fitzpatrick. But Watt is now back on top after being voted for the award by his teammates.
“Any time my peers see the amount of work that I’m putting in and show that they have respect for what I’m trying to do, it’s super gratifying,” Watt said.
Watt leads the NFL in sacks with 17, and has still maintain his place as the anchor of the defense. He is in contention for the Defensive Player of the Year Award after winning it in 2021 when he tied the all-time sack record. Watt continues to cement his Hall of Fame resume by maintaining an elite level of play throughout his career in the NFL.
Wstt’s injury occurred on Seattle’s final drive of the game where he tried to dip around the edge and right tackle Stone Forsythe landed on his body. It’s not known what the injury was, but Watt was not listed on the team’s injury report, meaning that the injury is minor or in the bumps and bruises category rather than something to worry about. The Steelers will hope to get as healthy as possible for the key matchup against the Ravens.