Early reports indicate T.J. Watt's groin injury won't cause him to miss extended time.
NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Monday that the Steelers' all-world edge rusher has a chance to play in Week 3 after sitting the entire second half of Sunday's game against the Raiders. He exited the eventual 26-17 loss after getting injured midway through the second quarter.
At the time of his departure, Watt recorded four tackles and a strip-sack, his second of the young season.
In addition to the Watt update, the Steelers received more positive news on the injury front, via NFL Network's Mike Garafolo.
Standout receiver Diontae Johnson, who hurt his knee on the last play Sunday, did not suffer any serious damage and is not expected to be hampered long-term, Garafolo reported. Like Watt, Johnson's status for next week's contest against the Bengals is still to be determined.
It goes without saying that Watt and Johnson, the team's receiving yards leader, bring a ton of value to their respective units and any amount of missed time for either player would hurt the Steelers as a whole. Fortunately for coach Mike Tomlin and his staff, the need to figure out how to accommodate for such deficiencies is currently not a priority.