TJ Watt ruled out second half of Steelers’ Thursday night game against Vikings because of groin injury

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Steelsmith star outside linebacker TJ Watt was ruled out in the second half of Thursday night’s game in Pittsburgh against Vikings. Watt was initially thought to be in trouble after picking up a groin injury in the first half. Pittsburgh beat Minnesota 23-0 after halftime.

Watt entered Thursday’s game with 16 sacks despite missing the first two games of this season. He forced By James Harrison a franchise season record after scoring 3.5 bags Lamar Jackson in the victory on 20-19 last Sunday Ravens. In that game, Watt joined the Hall of Famer Reggie White as the only players in the NFL history records at least 13 sacks in 4 consecutive seasons.

As runner-up to win this year’s Defensive Player, Watt could also become the third defensive player to win the tournament’s MVP. Watt .’s MVP Candidate won the championship of Steelers, extra midfielder Ben Roethlisberger earlier this week.

“TJ is truly one of the best players I’ve ever faced, and I’ve played against some really good defensive guys,” said Roethlisberger. “He’s truly a special player. I’m glad I didn’t get sacked by him. He was a game changer and a game-breaker. I’ve been part of those guys. someone like that – Troy Polamalu – – who can change a football game.It doesn’t happen often in defence.Being a literal game-changer in defense is something entirely. special.

“He should be recognized for more than just [Defensive Player of the Year]. He should absolutely get the MVP vote because that’s his type of player. “

Pittsburgh’s defense played without starting from the corner Joe Haden, who continues to miss time with a leg injury. The Steelers’ defense struggled hard in the first half of Thursday night’s game, as the Vikings ran back Dalvin Cook rumbled for 153 yards and two touches on the ball on 14 carry. TJ Watt ruled out second half of Steelers’ Thursday night game against Vikings because of groin injury

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