Ryan Shazier won’t need surgery after scary back injury


ESPN Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Ryan Shazier underwent an MRI and a CT scan at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center after suffering a back injury in a collision with Cincinnati Bengals receiver Josh Malone early in the first quarter of Pittsburgh’s 23-20 win Monday night. Shazier left the stadium in an ambulance.

Shazier’s injury will not require surgery at this time, and he will stay overnight to continue evaluations with the hopes of returning to Pittsburgh on Tuesday, the team announced.

Steelers linebacker Vince Williams told ESPN that Shazier, as he was being carted off the field, told Williams he could feel his extremities and that he would be OK.

Great news out of Cincinnati this morning as it looks like Shazier won’t need surgery and indeed felts all his extremities after a gruesome injury last night on Monday Night Football.

You can see right away that he manages to flip over and clearly using his arms and hands, but his legs look limp and like he couldn’t move them.  Great work by the Steelers training staff and doctors to take extreme caution with Shaizer.

Not a Steelers fan, but look forward to hopefully seeing Shazier back on the field sometime soon!

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