Shazier left the game in the fourth quarter and did not return. The team did not reveal the exact issue or extent of the injury but ruled him out of the game after initially announcing his return was questionable due to a right knee injury.
After the game, Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said that Shazier would be evaluated Tuesday when the team returned to Pittsburgh and he would know more then.
Shazier had an interception in the third quarter Monday and broke up what would have been a touchdown pass for the Redskins in the first quarter. He’s become one of the Steelers’ best defensive players, and the team needs him for next Sunday’s rivalry game vs. the Bengals and beyond.
Injuries cost Shazier 11 games over his first two NFL seasons.