Steelers OLB T.J. Watt suffers groin injury against Raiders
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Steelers OLB T.J. Watt suffers groin injury against Raiders

Pittsburgh Steelers outside linebacker T.J. Watt suffered a groin injury during Sunday's game against the Las Vegas Raiders and did not return. 

The 26-year-old recorded four tackles and a sack before exiting. 

Watt has emerged as one of the NFL's best edge rushers since being selected in the first round of the 2017 draft. Last season, he recorded a career-high 15 sacks, one interception, two forced fumbles, seven passes defensed, 53 tackles, 23 tackles for a loss and 41 quarterback hits. 

The Steelers rewarded Watt with a five-year, $112 million contract earlier this month, making him the NFL's highest-paid defensive player. 

During a Week 1 win over the Buffalo Bills, Watt recorded two sacks, three tackles, one tackle for a loss, five quarterback hits and a forced fumble. 

If Watt misses an extended period of time, Melvin Ingram III and Jamir Jones will see more playing time in the coming weeks. 

Erin Walsh is a Boston sports fan through and through. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from Bridgewater State University and currently is in pursuit of her Master's Degree in Journalism from Northeastern University. Follow her on Twitter @ewalsh90.

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