MINNEAPOLIS — Steelers outside linebacker T.J. Watt suffered a groin injury in the second quarter of his team’s game against the Minnesota Vikings and will not return, the team announced.
Watt was removed from the game and was seen on the Pittsburgh sideline, watching play without his helmet. He was initially announced has questionable to return, but after halftime, was downgraded to out. The Steelers were trailing 23-0 at the break.
He was replaced on the field by a combination of Taco Charlton and Derrek Tuszka.
Watt has had several injury and illness issues this season. He missed practice all of last week with COVID-19 and missed the team’s Week 3 game with a groin injury.
Watt tied James Harrison for the Steelers’ record for sacks in a season last week, when he had 3.5 against the Baltimore Ravens.