After missing the last two games with a shoulder injury, Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Ryan Shazier expects to make his return next Monday night against the San Diego Chargers.
According to Will Graves of the Associated Press, Shazier was able to practice on Monday and he appears to be on track to return to action.
Ryan Shazier did practice today. Said it was a pinched never. Appears to be on track to play next Monday
— Will Graves (@WillGravesAP) October 5, 2015
Shazier has reportedly been slowed by a pinch nerve in his neck and he suffered that injury late in the Week 2 win over the San Francisco 49ers. The former first-round draft pick out of Ohio State registered a career-high 15 total tackles in that game.
Shazier had been listed as having a shoulder injury on the Steelers injury report the last two weeks and was spotted wearing a sling on the sideline during the team’s Week 3 game against the St. Louis Rams.
Also practicing on Monday was nose tackle Daniel McCullers, who like Shazier, has missed the last two games with an injury. The Steelers former sixth-round draft pick is reportedly wearing a brace on the left knee that he injured in the win over the 49ers.
Ryan Shazier (pinched nerve) and Dan McCullers (knee) practiced Monday, hope to play next week in SD. McCullers is wearing brace. #steelers
— Chris Bradford (@PghBradford) October 5, 2015
Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin is expected to update the team’s injury report during his Tuesday press conference.