Sport Ryan Shazier injury update: Steelers LB back in Pittsburgh

03:55  07 december  2017
03:55  07 december  2017 Source:   Sporting News

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.

# Steelers LB Ryan Shazier has shown promising signs this morning. I’m told he has some movement in his lower extremities after last night’s back injury , but the next 24-48 hours are key for increased improvement.

Outside linebacker Ryan Shazier suffered a terrible back injury during the game. The injury came on Pittsburgh ’s very first possession on defense, no less. UPDATE : #50 Ryan Shazier has been taken to the hospital for further evaluation on his back .

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.

Ryan Shazier : Steelers LB ‘Continues To Improve’ After Horrific Back Injury Lands Him In Hospital. We will provide further updates at the appropriate time.” The Steelers also confirmed that the rest of the team had arrived safely back in Pittsburgh .

Pittsburgh 's leading tackler lowered his head to stop Bengals receiver Josh Malone less than four minutes into Monday's game.

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.

Ryan Shazier injury update: Steelers LB has begun rehabilitation process .
Ryan Shazier is still in the hospital, but he is beginning to work his way back to health."Ryan Shazier remains hospitalized at UPMC recovering from the spinal stabilization surgery performed last week by UPMC neurosurgeons and Steelers team physicians, Drs. David Okonkwo and Joseph Maroon," the statement read. "Mr. Shazier has started physical rehabilitation as part of his recovery process.

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