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Basic StatsT.J. Watt's Basic Stats

T.J. Watt
Bye: 9
Experience: 7
Age: 29.6
Height: 6'4"
Weight: 252
40 Time: 4.69
SPARQx (Rank): 123.80 (77%)
Burst Score (Rank): 126.90 (89%)
Agility Score (Rank): 10.92 (99%)

Injury PredictorT.J. Watt's Injury Guide

Chance of Injury in 2024


% chance misses at least 2 quarters

Chance of Injury per Game


1- 17√1-% Inj/Season

Projected Games Missed 2024



Ability to produce despire relatively minor injuries. 5 being most durable

Injury analysis powered by Draft Sharks Injury Guide, formerly SIP Logo

Injury History

Date League Injury Details
Sep 17, 2017 NFL Inguinal Groin Pull Grade 1 Watt missed just 1 game -- the only absence of his rookie year.
Sep 19, 2021 NFL Inguinal Groin Strain Grade 2 Watt suffered a groin injury in Pittsburgh's loss to the Las Vegas Raider. He missed one game
Nov 14, 2021 NFL Inguinal Hip Strain Watt suffered a hip injury during Pittsburgh's game vs. the Lions. He missed one game.
Nov 14, 2021 NFL Knee Strain Grade 1 Watt suffered a knee injury during Pittsburgh's game vs. the Lions. He missed one game.
Dec 9, 2021 NFL Inguinal Groin Pull Grade 1 Watt suffered a groin injury during Week 14's game against the Vikings.
Sep 11, 2022 NFL Chest Pectoral Tear Grade 3 Watt managed to avoid surgery.
Aug 20, 2022 NFL Knee Tear Watt had arthroscopic surgery while sidelined for a torn pectoral. The injury stemmed from the preseason.
Jan 6, 2024 NFL Knee MCL Sprain Grade 2 Watt suffered a sprained left MCL in Week 18 vs. the Ravens. He was unable to play in the Wild Card round.
Dec 7, 2023 NFL Head Cranial Concussion Grade 1 Watt sustained a concussion in Week 14 vs. the Patriots. He returned to play the following game.

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T.J. Watt, DE PIT

12:42pm EST 1/9/24

T.J. Watt (knee) will miss playoff opener

Steelers HC Mike Tomlin confirmed Tuesday that Edge T.J. Watt (knee) will miss Sunday's playoff game at Buffalo. That likely leaves rookie Nick Herbig as the playing-time leader in Watt's spot opposite Alex Highsmith.

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J.J. Watt reports that the injury to his little brother's knee isn't as bad as originally feared. He says Steelers Edge T.J. Watt sustained a mere Grade 2 sprain to his left MCL. That could still knock the younger Watt out of Pittsburgh's playoff opener. But it gives him a better chance to play than previous reports or a tear or Grade 3 sprain. We'll see about Watt's status heading into Wild Card weekend.

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ESPN's Adam Schefter reports that the Steelers believe Edge T.J. Watt suffered a Grade 3 sprain to his left MCL in Saturday's win over the Ravens. Watt reportedly wanted to re-enter the game after sustaining the injury, but the team would not let him. He'll have further testing to confirm what is typically a multi-week injury. If the Steelers make the playoffs -- they need some help Sunday -- we'll see whether Watt can return for the opener.

Update: NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports that it's believed to be an MCL tear. That would seem to make Watt unlikely to play in the playoffs, if Pittsburgh qualifies.

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The Steelers announced Wednesday that an independent neurologist has cleared Edge T.J. Watt to play this weekend against the Colts. Watt entered the concussion protocol after the loss to the Patriots but should be set for Week 15 IDP lineups. Edge Alex Highsmith remains in the concussion protocol, however

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