Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Ryan Shazier suffered a knee injury during the team’s 38-16 Monday night win over the Washington Redskins and during his Tuesday press conference, head coach Mike Tomlin didn’t have much to offer in the form of an update on his current condition, or potential availability for Sunday’s home game against the Cincinnati Bengals.
“Unfortunately I don’t have any updated information on Ryan Shazier,” said Tomlin. “He’s at the doctors as we speak being evaluated. I’m sure well have something in the form of a release, or something later today, or even practice participation tomorrow to give you an indication of where he is.”
Of the several players that missed the Monday night opener against the Redskins due to injuries, Tomlin said center Cody Wallace (knee), wide receiver Markus Wheaton (shoulder) and fullback Roosevelt Nix (back) all have a “significant chance” of playing Sunday against the Bengals.
“We’ll continue to monitor those guys,” said Tomlin. “They were in a day-to-day-like category a week ago and obviously didn’t make it. Probably even more so this week. Again, their practice participation will generally be an indication of whether that’s heading in a positive direction, or a negative one. We could obviously use the contributions of those men.”
The Steelers will be back on the practice field Wednesday and the first injury report for Week 2 will then be released afterwards.