Sports Steelers linebacker Ryan Shazier undergoes spinal stabilization surgery

03:31  08 december  2017
03:31  08 december  2017 Source:   sportsnet.ca

Steelers' Shazier carted off vs. Bengals after scary collision

  Steelers' Shazier carted off vs. Bengals after scary collision Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Ryan Shazier was stretchered off the field in the first quarter of Monday's game against the Cincinnati Bengals after a collision with Bengals wide receiver Josh Malone. Shazier lay on the field following the collision after reaching for his back. He was able to lift his head while being attended to by the medical staff.

Steelers linebacker Ryan Shazier had spinal stabilization surgery Wednesday, the team announced Thursday. Shazier has been in the hospital since injuring his spine in Pittsburgh's Monday night win over the Bengals.

Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Ryan Shazier underwent spinal stabilization surgery Wednesday night to address his spinal injury suffered this week, the team announced Thursday. The surgery was conducted by University of Pittsburgh Medical Center neurosurgeons and team physicians Drs.

image: <span style=Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Ryan Shazier underwent surgery on Wednesday night to stabilize his spine." src="/upload/images/real/2017/12/08/image-span-style-font-size-13px-pittsburgh-steelers-linebacker-ryan-shazier-underwent-surgery-on-wed_863562_.img?content=1" /> © image Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Ryan Shazier underwent surgery on Wednesday night to stabilize his spine.

Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Ryan Shazier underwent surgery on Wednesday night to stabilize his spine.

The team announced Thursday Drs. David Okonkwo and Joseph Maroon performed the surgery after Shazier was transferred from a hospital in Cincinnati to one in Pittsburgh.

The 25-year-old Shazier suffered the injury while hitting Cincinnati’s Josh Malone in the first quarter of Pittsburgh’s 23-20 victory over the Bengals on Monday night. Shazier motioned to his lower back immediately following the hit and was taken off the field on a stretcher.

The team offered no additional update on Shazier.

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