At a time when the Pittsburgh Steelers thought they would have both Martavis Bryant and Ryan Shazier back in their lineup in their Week 5 matchup against the San Diego Chargers on Monday Night Football, the team will certainly be without Shazier and possibly Bryant as well.
Ryan Shazier out again for the #Steelers this week— Dale Lolley (@dlolleyor) October 10, 2015
The Steelers released their final injury report Saturday, a day later considering the Monday night game, and Shazier joined Ben Roethlisberger as being the only players ruled out for the game. Shazier injured his shoulder in the team's Week 2 win over the San Francisco 49ers, and hasn't seen the field since.
Ryan Shazier, "I'm good to go. I can play from first snap to last." But he will sit for 3rd straight game. "It's been hard sitting around."— Ralph N. Paulk (@RalphPaulk_Trib) October 10, 2015
The injury is another lingering injury which has plagued Shazier, a growing trend with the second year linebacker. Leading up to the game Shazier repeatedly said the decision on his playing time was ultimately up to head coach Mike Tomlin. Obviously, Tomlin didn't feel the injured shoulder which he labeled as "bumps and bruises" from playing the game of football, will keep No. 50 out of the lineup for the third straight week.
Other than Shazier, Cortez Allen (knee) is listed as questionable, while Matt Spaeth (hand), Ross Ventrone (hamstring), Daniel McCullers (knee) and Markus Wheaton (ankle) are all listed as probable.
The Steelers will try to win their first game in the state of California since their 2005 win over the Chargers on Monday Night Football.