PITTSBURGH, Pennsylvania (WKBN) – Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin said he was “encouraged” with the news on the injured pectoral muscle of star linebacker T.J. Watt on Tuesday.

Following the press conference, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported that his sources say that Watt will not require surgery and will be out about six weeks.

“We’re probably in a lot better place than we were after the game,” Tomlin said.

Watt will be out for Sunday’s game against the Patriots.

He was injured in the final seconds of regulation going for a sack of Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow.

Tomlin said that the team and Watt are awaiting second and third opinions before moving forward on Watt’s status.