The Pittsburgh Steelers got a huge win against their division rivals in the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday thanks to an impressive performance on defense but lost a number of key players due to injury in the process.
Pittsburgh lost perhaps their most impactful players on both sides of the ball on Sunday, with T.J. Watt leaving with a torn pectoral muscle as well as star running back Najee Harris exiting Sunday’s game with a foot injury.
We already know that Watt will be out for a good amount of time with his injury, but many were speculating that Harris could also be out multiple weeks for Pittsburgh.
According to Harris, that will not be the case, as he gave an update during an interview on Tuesday regarding his status for their Week 2 game against the New England Patriots.
“I’m good, just got dinged up, nothing too crazy,” Harris told Adam Schein on the Schein on Sports Radio Show. “The plan is I should be ready to play. I will be back at practice this week, and I will be playing this weekend.”
"I'll be back at practice this week, and then I will be playing this weekend."
— Mad Dog Sports Radio (@MadDogRadio) September 13, 2022
This injury is concerning considering Harris was reportedly dealing with a Lisfranc sprain in the same foot this offseason, but Harris certainly does not seem too worried about the injury if this interview was any indication.
Harris is an extremely valuable piece to the Steelers offense, making the Pro Bowl in his first NFL season last year after an extremely impressive rookie campaign.
Hopefully his foot is good to go so he can replicate this success in his second season for a Steelers offense that desperately needs a star player of his caliber making big plays.