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Sport Ryan Shazier injury update: Steelers LB back in Pittsburgh

03:55  07 december  2017
03:55  07 december  2017 Source:   sportingnews.com

Steelers LB Ryan Shazier transported to hospital after scary back injury

  Steelers LB Ryan Shazier transported to hospital after scary back injury Pittsburgh's leading tackler lowered his head to stop Bengals receiver Josh Malone less than four minutes into Monday's game.The Steelers' leading tackler lowered his head to stop Bengals receiver Josh Malone less than four minutes into the game. Shazier, in his fourth year from Ohio State, had his hands over his head when carted off the field. Steelers linebacker Vince Williams was in tears kneeling next to Shazier as trainers tended to him.

Share Ryan Shazier is moved back to Pittsburgh for further evaluation at UPMC. Statement on # Steelers LB Ryan Shazier (Wednesday, Dec.

He had swelling around his spinal cord, but improved enough over the last two days for him to be moved to Pittsburgh . The Steelers thanked the doctors and staff at the UC Health Center for the "excellent care" Shazier received at the facility. MORE: Ryan Shazier injury update : Steelers LB

Ryan Shazier is back in Pittsburgh, but the Steelers linebacker will continue to receive medical care for his injured back.

The Steelers said in a Wednesday statement that Shazier's treatment will continue at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, where he will "continue tests and evaluations before his medical team any further updates on his condition."

Shazier, 25, suffered a spinal contusion while making a tackle early in Monday's 23-20 win over the Bengals. He was taken by ambulance to the University of Cincinnati Medical Center, where doctors treated him. He had swelling around his spinal cord, but improved enough over the last two days for him to be moved to Pittsburgh.

Vontaze Burfict carted off after illegal crackback block by Steelers' JuJu Smith-Schuster

  Vontaze Burfict carted off after illegal crackback block by Steelers' JuJu Smith-Schuster Smith-Schuster was called for two penalties on the play — one for unnecessary roughness and one for taunting.Steelers LB Ryan Shazier was transported to the hospital after a scary back injury on an attempted tackle in the first quarter. Late in the game, Vontaze Burfict was taken off the field with a head injury after an illegal crackback block by Steelers receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster.

Shazier was transported back to Pittsburgh to stay at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center: Statement on # Steelers LB Ryan Shazier (Wednesday, Dec. 6): pic.twitter.com/7AVSzXMksr.

Steelers LB Ryan Shazier gradually improving after spinal surgery. While he remains hospitalized in Pittsburgh , Steelers linebacker Ryan Shazier continues to show gradual improvement from his back injury , people familiar with his condition told ESPN.

The Steelers thanked the doctors and staff at the UC Health Center for the "excellent care" Shazier received at the facility.

a man wearing a helmet: Ryan Shazier © (Getty Images) Ryan Shazier

The Steelers' leading tackler, Shazier lowered his head to stop Bengals receiver Josh Malone less than four minutes into Monday's game. Shazier, in his fourth year from Ohio State, had his hands over his head when carted off the field.

He was in "good spirits" on Wednesday and several of his teammates, including quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, said they've been sending their thoughts and prayers to him while preparing to face the Ravens on Sunday.

Steelers' Ryan Shazier won't play in Pro Bowl, but he earned selection .
Injured Steelers linebacker Ryan Shazier was playing at a Pro Bowl level before he suffered a severe spinal injury in Week 13.Shazier was honored along with seven teammates for what had been a breakout season in his fourth year with the Pittsburgh Steelers. He had 68 unassisted tackles, 11 passes defensed and three interceptions from his linebacker spot and was widely considered the team’s best defensive player. Then he was severely injured in the season’s 12th game while making a first-quarter tackle against the Cincinnati Bengals.

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