PITTSBURGH, PA — Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker T.J. Watt continues to prove he’s on a different level than most. According to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport and Tom Peliserro, the defensive captain suffered a dislocated finger and multiple torn ligaments in the team’s Week 5 win over the Baltimore Ravens. A game he finished with two sacks in.
Watt, who also added a fumble recovery to his season total, reportedly popped his finger back into place and continued playing. And he’s not expected to miss time because of the injury.
TJ Watt may need to have his finger surgically repaired after the season, depending on how it heals. In the words of coach Mike Tomlin:— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) October 10, 2023
He does not care. https://t.co/v8li5SyGwa
Watt may require surgery after the season, but Rapoport writes, “In the words of coach Mike Tomlin: He does not care.”
The former Defensive Player of the Year leads the NFL in sacks with eight, while also collecting seven tackles for loss, 15 quarterback hits, three forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries and a touchdown.
Nearing the midway point of the season, he’s heavily involved in the Defensive Player of the Year conversation.