Steelers Star Linebacker Return Timeline Confirmed

The Pittsburgh Steelers can breathe a sigh of relief, as their star linebacker T.J. Watt has been given some good news after his injury, as he didn't completely tear the tendon in his pec, and that means that a likely timetable for return would be six weeks, as he can avoid surgery. Watt seemed to confirm the news on Twitter today, with a simple post that should have Steelers fans excited for the season, after it seemed season ending surgery was a possibility after their Week 1 victory over Cincinnati. 

Given his production in 2021, which earned him his first Defensive Player of the Year award, the Steelers were hinging the success of this defence in 2022 on the young star, and in his absence, the team has solid depth that could certainly keep them in plenty of ball games going forward.

Ultimately, this is the best news possible that Pittsburgh could have received, and with Najee Harris likely to be good to go this coming week, they'll be near full strength, and considering the toughness of this AFC North division, they'll need to stay that way until Watt can return, with hopes that he'll be back by Week 7-8. 

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