Pittsburgh Steelers All-Pro pass rusher T.J Watt will undergo an MRI on Monday after sustaining knee and hip injuries during Sunday’s tie with Detroit, according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport. Watt is currently considered week-to-week, per Rapoport. Steelers cornerback Joe Haden is also considered day-to-day after sustaining a foot injury during Sunday’s game, according to Rapoport.
Watt, who is second behind Myles Garrett with 12.5 sacks this season, left Sunday’s game after sacking Lions quarterback Jared Goff near the end of the third quarter. Watt, who walked off the field under his own power, spent the rest of the game on the sideline after being evaluated in the team’s medical tent.
A former first-round pick, Watt moved past brother J.J. Watt and Chiefs Hall of Fame pass rusher Derrick Thomas with the second-most sacks of any player in league history in his first 70 games. Watt’s 62 sacks over that span trail only Reggie White’s 79 sacks tallied during the start of his Hall of Fame career. Despite missing a game due to groin injury earlier this season, Watt is already closing in on James Harrison’s franchise single-season record record of 16 sacks that he compiled during his Defensive Player of the Year campaign back in 2008.