Steelers fullback Derek Watt is out for the rest of Pittsburgh’s “Monday Night time Soccer” recreation in opposition to the Bengals after struggling a blow to the top on particular groups. Watt, who sustained the harm through the first quarter, is being evaluated for a concussion.
Watt, the center brother of NFL stars T.J. and J.J. Watt, endured a knee to his head after making the sort out of Bengals’ return man Alex Erickson. Watt remained down on the sector for a number of moments earlier than leaving the sector below his personal energy. Watt then went into the staff’s medical tent earlier than heading to the Steelers’ locker room.
Like his brothers, Watt attended the College of Wisconsin, averaging 5.0 yards per carry throughout his senior season. He additionally spent three seasons in Madison blocking for Melvin Gordon, who later grew to become his teammate with the Chargers.
Derek’s brother, J.J., clearly watching his youthful brother play on Monday evening, took to Twitter to reply to followers’ nicely needs.
A sixth spherical choose within the 2016 draft, Watt helped Gordon turn into one of many NFL’s greatest working backs throughout their 4 seasons along with the Chargers. After dashing for simply 641 yards as a rookie (the season earlier than Watt joined the Chargers), Gordon averaged almost 1,000 dashing yards per season from 2016-17. Gordon additionally noticed his yards per carry common climb from 3.5 to 4.1 yards with Watt as his teammate.
Watt is at the moment within the first of a two-year contract he signed with the Steelers again in March.