The Pittsburgh Steelers’ T.J. Watt was fired after an intense argument between

With their postseason berth certain, the Pittsburgh Steelers came at a cost during the last week of the regular season.

After landing awkwardly during their Saturday game against the Baltimore Ravens, T.J. Watt exited the game and never returned.

Pittsburgh won, but the Jaguars’ loss caused their official postseason debut to be postponed until Sunday afternoon.

Pittsburgh learned their fate—they would travel to northwest New York as significant underdogs—after the Buffalo Bills won the AFC East later on Sunday night.

Well, their tough battle just got even tougher.

His older brother, J.J., revealed on X, formerly Twitter, that the “best case” scenario was a Grade 2 MCL sprain, and he would need a “couple weeks” of rest and recovery.

That injury has led the Steelers to announce he will not play in Sunday’s wild card playoff game in Buffalo.

“Playing without T.J. is significant. But, we’ve played without a lot of people this year,” head coach Mike Tomlin said Tuesday, via Yahoo Sports. “This is another opportunity to strike a blow for team.”

Watt led the league with 19.0 sacks, becoming the first player in NFL history to have the most sacks three separate times – he also led in 2020 and 2021.

He will probably finish in the top-three of Defensive Player of the Year voting again – he finished third in 2019, second in 2020, and won it in 2021. Watt played in just 10 games last season but was still named a Pro Bowler.


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