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Shazier leaves game with knee injury, won’t return

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Steelers linebacker Ryan Shazier has left Monday night’s game with the Redskins due to a knee injury.

The Steelers first announced that Shazier was questionable to return, then later in the fourth quarter announced that he’s out for the game.

A healthy Shazier is a key to the Steelers defense showing improvement in 2016 — and to the team’s success as a whole.

After breaking up what would have been a touchdown pass in the first quarter, Shazier intercepted Kirk Cousins in the third quarter Monday night.

Shazier missed seven games as a rookie due to injury and missed four last season.

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8 Responses to “Shazier leaves game with knee injury, won’t return”
  1. dwilkinson1968 says: Sep 12, 2016 9:46 PM

    Of course he does! Mr. Glass at inside linebacker.

  2. mmack66 says: Sep 12, 2016 9:46 PM

    Hope they have a backup headhunter.

  3. bengalsfan2079 says: Sep 12, 2016 10:08 PM

    that means Giovanni Bernard won’t have to worry about getting taken out next week.

  4. tylawspick6 says: Sep 12, 2016 10:11 PM

    I mean, what a bust. You can’t play the crappy Skins every week.

    That guy is made of glass!

    Just an awful draft pick. Their LBs are either old, overrated or plain bad/injured all the time.

    Shazier, Dupree and Jarvis Jones.


  5. clashpoint says: Sep 12, 2016 10:14 PM

    Anyone who cheers for injuries is a punk. I hope it’s nothing serious and he’s back next game.

    Go Steelers!

  6. enoughofthatalready says: Sep 12, 2016 10:16 PM

    Vince Williams is just as mean if not meaner. Next man up.

  7. williamshatnerstoupee says: Sep 12, 2016 10:26 PM

    Got some jealousy going on here. And some bitterness.

  8. 345snarkavenue says: Sep 13, 2016 6:04 AM

    Although I don’t like the Steelers, and people often cheer when Pats players get hurt, I’ll never root for a player to be injured. I hope it’s not too serious and he can return soon.

    I’ll save my wise cracks for a more appropriate article.

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