The Pittsburgh Steelers dropped to 6-5 on the season as they lost 39-30 to the Seattle Seahawks on the road Sunday. After the game, head coach Mike Tomlin updated the injuries that occurred during the game.
According to Tomlin, quarterback Ben Roethlisberger and linebacker Ryan Shazier were both being checked for concussions. Shazier never returned to the game after leaving in the first half while Roethlisberger, who threw for 456 yards against the Seahawks in the loss, left late in the fourth quarter.
Roethlisberger was not allowed to talk to the media after the game as he was still in the league mandated concussion protocol phase of his evaluation. The Steelers quarterback presumably suffered the key blow when he was hit by Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett after he had already delivered the football late in the game. Bennett was flagged for unnecessary roughness on the play in question and will more than likely be fined for his actions.
Shazier has already missed four games this season due to injuries.
Also injured Sunday were tight end Heath Miller (ribs) and linebacker Sean Spence (hamstring), according to Tomlin.
Miller, who caught 5 passes for 45 yards in the first half, did not play at all in the second half.
The Steelers will return home next week to play the Indianapolis Colts.