Steelers LB T.J. Watt suffers groin injury in loss to Raiders

The NFL's highest-paid defender was out of action for much of Sunday.

Steelers edge rusher T.J. Watt suffered a groin injury in the first half of Pittsburgh's 26-17 loss to the Las Vegas Raiders and was later ruled out.

Watt exited the game just after the midway point of the second quarter due to the injury. He left after recording four tackles and a sack in less than two quarters of work, with the Steelers keeping the Raiders out of the end zone in the first half.

Fresh off signing a lucrative extension, Watt began his season on fire, recording three tackles (one for loss) and two sacks in Pittsburgh's Week 1 win over Buffalo. Watt picked up where he left off in the Steelers' home opener, but his injury has interrupted his efforts.

Watt wasn't the lone notable injury for Pittsburgh on Sunday. Wide receiver Dionte Johnson suffered a knee injury at the end of the game, per head coach Mike Tomlin. Defensive end Tyson Alualu also will miss a significant amount of time due to an ankle injury.

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