T.J. Watt Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

T.J. Watt may need surgery to repair torn ligaments in his hand, according to a report.

The catch: “He does not care,” according to Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin. Furthermore, Watt is willing to wait until after the season for any surgery, if needed.

NFL Media reported Tuesday that the edge-rushing star suffered a “badly” dislocated finger and tore multiple ligaments in Sunday’s victory against the Baltimore Ravens.

Yet Watt remained in the game, and plans to play when the Steelers return from their bye in two weeks to face the Los Angeles Rams.

Really, did anyone expect a finger injury, no matter how gruesome sounding, to sideline Watt? The 2021 NFL Defensive Player of the Year and four-time All-Pro is regarded as one of the toughest players in the league.

The linebacker is piling up the statistics again this season in a bid for another DPOY award. He leads the NFL with eight sacks, and has 15 quarterback hits and seven tackles for loss.

The news about Watt led to some interesting thoughts on social media.

[NFL Media]

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