The Pittsburgh Steelers turned the page from their San Diego Chargers victory in Week 5, and now turn their attention to the Arizona Cardinals coming to Heinz Field this Sunday in Week 6 action. The team returned to practice Wednesday, and other than news of Ben Roethlisberger participating in 7-on-7 drills, the team didn't get much good news from one budding star.
Steelers Will Allen (ankle) and Jarvis Jones (hip) did not practice today. Limited: Cortez (knee), Ben (knee), Shazier (shoulder)— Ed Bouchette (@EdBouchette) October 14, 2015
You read the injury report correct. Second year ILB Ryan Shazier found himself on the injury report again, and after practicing fully last week leading up to their Monday Night Football game, he was a limited participant in Wednesday's practice session.
Shazier's nerve damage in his shoulder, an injury he suffered in the 4th quarter of the team's Week 2 win over the San Francisco 49ers, seems to be a lingering injury which is causing concern across Steelers Nation. Sean Spence and Vince Williams have been capable backups, but certainly don't have the athleticism Shazier encompasses at the position. Shazier's participation will be worth keeping an eye on as the week progresses.
Other names on the injury report were Jarvis Jones (hip) and Will Allen (ankle) did not practice. Cortez Allen joined Roethlisberger and Shazier as limited participants in the workout. Other than those players, it looks as if Markus Wheaton and Daniel McCullers are fully recovered from their injuries and are ready to get prepared for the Cardinals this week.
Finally, it is worth noting Martavis Bryant's name not being listed on the injury report. After missing the Chargers game due to "tweaking" his knee early last week, it looks like Bryant is ready to make his 2015 debut barring a setback.