Mike Tomlin Shares Encouraging News On T.J. Watt Injury

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There aren't many injuries more common during preseason exhibition games than starters.

So Pittsburgh Steelers fans were probably ready to break something

When Star Pass Rusher T.J. Watt got injured during today's match against the Detroit Lions.

Fortunately, it doesn't look like anything serious for the current Defensive Player of the Year.

Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin said during the game that it was not an injury to Watts.

Tomlin described Watt's injury as a way that he could return to the game.

He said the same was true for starting wide receiver Dionte Johnson,

who left the game early due to injury.

"... if it's a regular season game, we might see them back in this game.

TJ There are no long term concerns for the time being. Watt or Dionte Johnson," Tomlin said via Jenna Harner.

TJ Watt is a four-time Pro Bowler and three-time All-Pro selector who has led the NFL in sacks over the past two seasons.

Last season saw Watts come within inches of breaking the NFL single-season sack record—all while missing two games.

The Steelers rewarded Watt for his excellence with a $112 million contract that makes him one of the highest-paid defenders in NFL history.

Suffice it to say, everyone at the Pittsburgh Steelers wants him to be healthy this season.