The Pittsburgh Steelers won their 2016 regular season opener Monday night by beating the Washington Redskins 38-16 on the road. The team, however, did suffer at least one injury to one of their defensive starters as linebacker Ryan Shazier left the game in the second half.
Shazier reportedly suffered a knee injury and after the game Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin said that the linebacker will be evaluated and that he should know more about it on Tuesday.
Prior to leaving the game, Shazier had recorded 6 total tackles in addition to an interception.
Shazier was surprisingly replaced on the field by L.J. Fort and not Vince Williams.
So far during his young career, Shazier has had problems staying healthy and being as the team now has a short week, you have to wonder if he’ll be able to play Sunday at home against the Cincinnati Bengals. He did say after the game that he is fine, however, according to Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
Steelers Shazier says knee is fine
— Ed Bouchette (@EdBouchette) September 13, 2016
Tomlin will hold another press conference Tuesday morning so hopefully he’ll provide an update on Shazier’s condition at that time.