Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Ryan Shazier left Monday’s game against the Washington Redskins with a knee injury. Shazier sustained the injury in the second half, though it was unclear exactly when it happened.
Upon leaving the game, the Steelers announced his return as questionable, though he was downgraded to out with about six minutes remaining in the game. There isn’t anything known about the severity of the injury, but the team should provide an update at the end of the game.
Shazier, 24, was a first-round pick by the Steelers in 2014, but injuries have been a major problem thus far in his career. He played in just nine games as a rookie and 12 games last season, compiling 123 tackles, 3.5 sacks, two forced fumbles and an interception in that time. He also had a fumble recovery last season.
But Shazier was having a great game when he went down with the injury. He had one big play where he swatted down a sure-fire touchdown for Redskins tight end Jordan Reed, and he also managed an interception on Washington quarterback Kirk Cousins.