The Pittsburgh Steelers walked out of Cincinnati with a victory but may have lost a lot more with two standout players from the offense and defense.
Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker T.J. Watt had himself an amazing game on Sunday against the Cincinnati Bengals. But for Watt, regulation ended on the final drive as he suffered what look like a significant injury.
ESPN’s Adam Schefter later reported that Watt “tore his pec and he is scheduled to undergo scans Monday.”
On top of that news was Najee Harris having to exit that same game with a foot injury.
Prior to his exit from the contest, Harris had carried 10 times for 23 yards and caught two passes for three yards and a TD.
Fantasy football owners are just in complete shock.
The win has to feel good, but losing Watt and Harris would be a costly price to pay. The Steelers will have another tough test next week when they host a New England Patriots team that will be searching for their first win of the season.
Can Pittsburgh turn another gusty effort into victory in week 2? It’ll be that much tougher if they have to do it without two of their best players.