Mike Tomlin gives insight into TJ Watt, Najee Harris injuries

Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin says TJ Watt will not play this Sunday after the All-Pro linebacker suffered an apparent pectoral injury in the Week 1 game against Cincinnati. Tomlin said the team is encouraged by Watt’s outlook and that the reigning Defensive Player of the Year is not out for the season. Steelers fans reacted with a sigh of relief after hearing the update on Watt.”That’s amazing news,” Chad Stone said. “I did not think he would be back this season.”Theresa Cardone feared for a lost season if Watt could not return, so she’s hopeful that he will return in weeks.”Let’s hope, because if he’s gone, I’m worried, ” Cardone said. Tomlin did not reveal a timetable for Watt’s return. NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reports No. 90 could be back on the field in six weeks. Watt tweeted a gif of Arnold Schwarzenegger’s “Terminator” character with the catchphrase, “I’ll be back.”Tomlin also gave insight into running back Najee Harris, saying he is optimistic about Harris’ participation in the home opener against the Patriots, but that he will have to prove his readiness during practice this week. Harris suffered a foot injury in the fourth quarter against the Bengals.

Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin says TJ Watt will not play this Sunday after the All-Pro linebacker suffered an apparent pectoral injury in the Week 1 game against Cincinnati.

Tomlin said the team is encouraged by Watt’s outlook and that the reigning Defensive Player of the Year is not out for the season.

Steelers fans reacted with a sigh of relief after hearing the update on Watt.

“That’s amazing news,” Chad Stone said. “I did not think he would be back this season.”

Theresa Cardone feared for a lost season if Watt could not return, so she’s hopeful that he will return in weeks.

“Let’s hope, because if he’s gone, I’m worried,” Cardone said.

Tomlin did not reveal a timetable for Watt’s return. NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reports No. 90 could be back on the field in six weeks.

Watt tweeted a gif of Arnold Schwarzenegger’s “Terminator” character with the catchphrase, “I’ll be back.”

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Tomlin also gave insight into running back Najee Harris, saying he is optimistic about Harris’ participation in the home opener against the Patriots, but that he will have to prove his readiness during practice this week.

Harris suffered a foot injury in the fourth quarter against the Bengals.

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