On Sunday morning, ESPN’s NFL Insider Adam Schefter reported that Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Ryan Shazier is showing signs of “gradual improvement” as he recovers from his spinal stabilization surgery.
Shazier underwent surgery on Thursday and has remained at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center ever since, according to the report. In addition, Schefter reported that doctors are waiting for the bruising and swelling in Shazier’s back to diminish, and are “controlling and limiting” his movement for the time being.
The former Buckeye sustained the injury on Monday night in a game against the Cincinnati Bengals while attempting to make a tackle. Shazier remained of the ground after the hit and pointed to his back before he was carted off the field.
While the Steelers have not provided an update on Shazier’s status since the announcement of his surgery, it is safe to say that his season is over. There are questions about whether Shazier will ever play professional football again, but the report states that the Steelers’ No. 1 concern is Shazier’s short- and long-term overall health as they try to help him through his recovery.
As a result of Shazier’s injury, the Steelers are rallying around him. For example, wide receiver Antonio Brown will be wearing a pair of custom, Shazier-themed cleats on Sunday when the Steelers take on the Ravens.
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