Steelers linebacker T.J. Watt is questionable to return from a hip injury he suffered during Pittsburgh’s game vs. the Lions.
The injury in question occurred late in the third quarter, as Watt and fellow linebacker Joe Shobert convened on quarterback Jared Goff for a sack. Watt’s knee was seen colliding with Shobert’s on the play, leading many to believe he suffered a knee injury of some sort:
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Watt was down on the field before walking off the field on his own power. He immediately headed to the medical tent. He was officially deemed questionable to return with a hip injury, per Steelers director of communications Burt Luaten:
#Steelers LB T.J. Watt suffered a hip injury and is questionable to return to today’s game.
— Burt Lauten (@SteelersPRBurt) November 14, 2021
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Watt, the highest-paid defender in the NFL following his four-year, $112 million extension with Pittsburgh, had 34 tackles, 11 tackles for loss, 18 quarterback hits, 11.5 sacks, three forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries prior to Sunday’s game. He was credited with five tackles, two for loss, and a sack against the Lions.