Sports Steelers linebacker Ryan Shazier undergoes spinal stabilization surgery

03:31  08 december  2017
03:31  08 december  2017 Source:   Sportsnet

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Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Ryan Shazier underwent surgery on Wednesday night to stabilize his spine . David Okonkwo and Joseph Maroon performed the surgery after Shazier was transferred from a hospital in Cincinnati to one in Pittsburgh.

Steelers ' Ryan Shazier has spinal stabilization surgery . Spinal stabilization surgery is done with the intent to stabilize the spine when there is some evidence of instability there, according to ESPN injury analyst, Stephania Bell.

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" /> © 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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