Ryan Shazier. (Photo: WPXI.com)

Injured linebacker Ryan Shazier cheers on Steelers at Heinz Field

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The injured Steelers linebacker is in a suite at Heinz Field this afternoon watching his teammates take on the Patriots.

The team showed him on the Jumbotron, eliciting a roar from the crowd.

Shazier has been ruled out for the season after he injured his spine making a tackle against the Cincinnati Bengals Dec. 4.

Sunday marks his first public appearance outside the hospital since his injury, which required spinal stabilization surgery.