Steelers Star Undergoes Surgery, Delays Return

The Pittsburgh Steelers season hasn't begun the way they, or anyone around the league quite expected, as their Week 4 shock loss to the New York Jets took their season record to 1-3, and with a dominant Buffalo Bills team up next, the chances of them returning to the playoffs are growing ever slimmer. This latest news then could come as a dagger to the heart of Pittsburgh fans, as reigning Defensive Player of the Year T.J. Watt has today gone arthroscopic knee surgery, which will delay his return to the team by another week or two.

Watt devastatingly suffered a pectoral injury back in the team's lone win against Cincinnati in Week 1, and since that point, it seems as though the rails have fallen off, with the team handing the reigns to impressive rookie Kenny Pickett in the hopes of turning their season around. The original diagnosis on Watt was that he would return in around six weeks, but with this surgery added on to that, he will be out another week or two, and by that point, Pittsburgh's season, for all intents and purposes, could be completely over.

The team has struggled on both sides of the ball in the past three weeks, but with Pickett at QB, the team could be rejuvenated, and if that happens, when Watt gets back, this could be a fun team to watch, but the next 3-4 weeks are going to be crucial for the Steelers season.

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