T.J. Watt exited Sunday’s preseason finale against the Lions with a knee injury and one of his teammates is extremely pissed off about it.
Teammate Cam Heyward is calling for changes to league rules on low blocks by offensive linemen. While Heyward acknowledged that the block from Lions tight end T.J. Hockenson was legal, he thought that the league should address rules on low blocks.
“We’ve done a lot for the offensive players. Where’s the help on defense,” Heyward asked reporters after the game.
Watt’s injury is not believed to be serious, as Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said that if it was a regular season game, Watt would have likely returned.
The team has not released an official statement on the knee injury despite the comments in the postgame press conference from Tomlin.
Watt is coming off a career year in 2021 that saw him finish with a record-tying 22.5 sacks, which netted him his first career NFL Defensive Player of the Year award.