MRIs taken on the hip and knee of Steelers outside linebacker T.J. Watt came back negative for structural damage, according to a report by Adam Schefter of ESPN.
MRIs on TJ Watt’s knee and hip came back negative today but he still is sore, per sources. It is uncertain how much, if any, time Watt will miss. But all things considered, it’s a positive result today for Watt and the Steelers.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) November 15, 2021
Watt is still sore, Schefter reports, but the lack of structural damage would seemingly preclude a multi-week absence for the Steelers’ top defender. Schefter said it’s not clear at this juncture if Watt will miss any further time.
A previous report by NFL Network called Watt “week to week.”
Watt was injured in the second half of the Steelers’ game against the Detroit Lions on Sunday. He was replaced on the field by Taco Charlton, with Derrek Tuszka also providing depth.