Report: Steelers LB Ryan Shazier Leaves Sunday’s Practice Injured

The Pittsburgh Steelers are starting to wind down their Sunday practice and it appears as though first-round draft pick Ryan Shazier may have suffered some sort of right knee injury.

Shazier limped off of the field after tackling running back Le’Veon Bell during a red zone drill and was being attended to by the trainers on the side. He currently has his knee wrapped with ice and reports state that the injury doesn’t appear to be serious.

Shazier has been penciled in to be the starter at inside linebacker alongside Lawrence Timmons this year. He’s had a solid off-season and start of training camp so far.

Head coach Mike Tomlin will likely update Shazier’s status following practice.

Update: After practice Tomlin called Shazier’s injury a “little boo-boo”.

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  • grw1960

    Crap, Hope it nothing serious.

  • JohnB

    ahh! someone scratched the Vette!

  • Kurt Williams

    Nice!

  • Steelers@2010

    No! Say it ain’t so.

  • SteveM2

    ….that’s the nature of contact sports. It’s time to park the new ‘Vette for awhile, because we know what it can do.

  • T R

    Someone get the Saran Wrap ready… wrap him up till season start.

  • Dwayne Ferguson

    I say bubble wrap…

  • Kenneth Wilt

    So who is the next man up? Spence or Williams or someone else?

  • ApexSteel

    It was Vince Williams

  • http://www.reverbnation.com/JohnnyLoose Johnny Loose

    There’s no doubt in my mind that Shazier has been pouring his heart out going against first team while adjusting to NFL speed. I seriously hope he doesn’t get overworked/overwhelmed and injured before he plays a single snap in the preseason. Definitely a tough thing to monitor for the coaches I suppose. Please God, let him remain healthy for the season.

  • mlc43

    I understand the point you are trying to make; however, he played 14 games last season not including scrimmages. While the season in the NFL will certainly be longer with the playoffs there isnt a lot of difference in the playing load anymore. Outside the Ivy League, I dont know if any college teams play a 10 game schedule any longer. Shoot, I doubt many real high schools play that few let alone a major college conference.

  • T R

    Thats what i meant thanks.. was just so nervous… LOL

  • Steelers12328882

    It’d be interesting to see how the Steelers handle an injury to Shazier. Most people would say Vince Williams is next man up, but that requires shifting Timmons back to Mack and having Vince come in at Buck. Maybe just maybe Sean Spence is healthy and has shown enough to come in at Mack and have Timmons stay put.

  • http://www.reverbnation.com/JohnnyLoose Johnny Loose

    10 games was typo lol my bad

  • Steve

    I understand what Johnny said but what are you getting at? Don’t make much sense.

  • Steve

    Timmons played there before and will move back for the betterment of the team. He’s a true TEAM player.

  • Steve

    Not really, the Football year has just started.

  • mlc43

    What doesnt make sense? Was it really that hard to grasp? He played in 14 games, not 10. The workload, as far as regular season games go, isnt as different as some think between major college programs and the NFL. That is all. I wasnt trolling him, just pointing out an oft used misconception. The universities like their money too much to only play 10 games lol.

  • Nolrog

    He’s a rookie in his first ever camp. We have absolutely no idea what he can do.

  • Steelers12328882

    The question is not about Timmons. It’s about wether Spence is a better Mack than Williams is a Buck. We all know what Timmons is.

  • joed32

    That is the question. It’s good to have some options though.

  • Steve

    Who’s question? It’s just a Bo-Bo, question answered. Shazier will play again – soon.

  • Steelers12328882

    Uhhh, my question. That’s why I posted it lol. It’s like a hypothetical situation that I think is interesting, since we drafted Shazier and immediately inserted him in the lineup which put Timmons at the Buck.

  • Ryan Roberts

    Good time to bring in Harrison??