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NFL World Reacts To Brutal Steelers Injury News

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PITTSBURGH, PA - DECEMBER 27: T.J. Watt #90 of the Pittsburgh Steelers in action during the game against the Indianapolis Colts at Heinz Field on December 27, 2020 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Joe Sargent/Getty Images)

The Pittsburgh Steelers will be without quite a few key players for Sunday's matchup against the Los Angeles Chargers.

Superstar pass rusher T.J. Watt (hip/knee), three-time Pro-Bowl CB Joe Haden (foot), starting offensive lineman Kevin Dotson (ankle) and rookie defensive end Isaiahh Loudermilk have all been ruled out in Week 11.

Starting quarterback Ben Roethlisberger is still listed on the COVID-19/reserve list, but still could possibly make a return to the field on Sunday.

Head coach Mike Tomlin says All-Pro safety Minkah Fitzpatrick, who is also on the COVID-19 list, is expected to be out, per Pittsburgh insider Brooke Pryor.

The NFL world took to Twitter to react to this unfortunate injury news for the Steelers.

While these a certainly some major hits for the Pittsburgh squad, the team does have some good news heading into the weekend.

Wide receiver Chase Claypool, who missed Week 10 with a toe injury, has been cleared to return to the field in Week 11. Offensive guard Trai Turner has also been given the go-ahead after missing practice with an ankle injury earlier this week.

Coming off a disappointing tie with the winless Detroit Lions in Week 10, the 5-3-1 Steelers will do their best to bounce back on Sunday. But with this slew of injury issues, that may be difficult to accomplish against a 5-4 Chargers squad.