TJ Watt will need a second and a third medial opinion before deciding whether he will undergo surgery to repair a torn chest in Sunday’s game between the Steelers and the Bengals.
If the NFL’s Most Outstanding Defensive Player decides to have surgery, his season would end according to the network’s Adam Schefter reports. ESPN. If surgery is averted, Watt would sit out for six weeks.
Watt suffered this injury in the 4th quarter of the game won by the Steelers against the finalist of the last Super Bowl at the count of 23-20, in overtime.
Last year, Watt tied the NFL record with 22.5 quarterback sacks on the season.
Several weeks without Godwin
Chris Godwin suffered a strained hamstring Sunday night and will likely miss some time, according to NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero. There’s optimism in his case at the Bucaneers that it’s not a major injury, Pellissero says. The pass receiver, however, should be out of the game for a few weeks.
Niners lose starting running back
San Francisco 49ers starting running back Elijah Mitchell, who left Sunday’s game against the Bears with a knee injury, is expected to miss two months. Mitchell was diagnosed with a sprained medial collateral ligament after an MRI on Monday.
Mac Jones avoids the fracture
The New England Patriots have received some good news regarding quarterback Mac Jones.
Jones reportedly only suffered back spasms in Sunday’s season-opening loss to the Miami Dolphins, sources briefed on the situation told the NFL Network.
Jones injured his back against Miami and did not meet the media afterwards as he underwent X-rays which turned out to be negative.
Season over for two Ravens starters
Cornerback Kyle Fuller and offensive lineman Ja’Wuan James saw their seasons end in the first game of the season. Fuller tore his anterior cruciate ligament while James tore his Achilles tendon.