Steelers linebacker Ryan Shazier told reporters Thursday that his injured knee “is feeling a lot better” and said he “should be ready to go” for Sunday’s game vs. the Bengals.
“I plan on playing,” he said.
Shazier left last Monday’s win over the Redskins in the fourth quarter. He said after the game but he would be fine, but Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said he wouldn’t make any rulings until the team’s medical staff fully evaluated Shazier.
Shazier didn’t practice Wednesday but said he “knocked some rust off” in Thursday’s practice. Though he was careful to say that Tomlin would have to tell reporters exactly what he heard from doctors, Shazier sounded like he’ll be ready for Sunday assumuing there are no setbacks.