T.J. Watt versus Detroit Lions Aug 28, 2022; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA; Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker T.J. Watt (90) reacts after making a tackle in the backfield for a loss against the Detroit Lions during the first quarter at Acrisure Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

The Pittsburgh Steelers are looking to bounce back after a sluggish Week 2 performance in Thursday’s matchup against the Cleveland Browns, but they will need to do so without star pass rusher T.J. Watt.

Watt suffered a torn pectoral muscle in the Steelers’ season-opening matchup. Many were expecting this could potentially end his season, but the team received some promising information about his injury.

The Steelers and Watt ultimately decided to avoid surgery, and the timeline for his potential return was diagnosed to be around six weeks.

A viral video emerged on Thursday that indicates his recovery process is going quite well to this point.

The video emerged before kickoff of Thursday’s game showing Watt going through a pretty intensive warm-up despite being inactive for the game.

Potentially the best sign for Steelers fans in this video is Watt fully rotating his arms, which is very promising considering Watt suffered the injury just 11 days ago.

Several seem to believe this indicates Watt could be ready for Pittsburgh closer to the four-week mark after his time on the Injured Reserve list is finished up.

Watt is obviously a huge part of the success that Pittsburgh had last season, tying former New York Giants legend Michael Strahan for the most sacks in a single season last year.

The injury was not a great start to his season, but it looks like he may be back sooner rather than later for the Steelers.

[Tom Pelissero]

About Reice Shipley

Reice Shipley is a staff writer for Comeback Media that graduated from Ithaca College with a degree in Sports Media. He previously worked at Barrett Sports Media and is a fan of all things Syracuse sports.