Steelers’ Ryan Shazier Diagnosed With Spinal Contusion; Will Not Require Surgery At This Time

Pittsburgh Steelers v Cincinnati Bengals

It was one of the worst moments ever seen during a football game.

Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Ryan Shazier attempted to make a tackle, and in doing so, went helmet first into a Cincinnati Bengals player. He immediately reached for his back as he laid on the field in obvious pain.

It was quite noticeable that he could not move his legs, which made the situation that much worse. Shazier was rushed to a trauma center as a result.

Steelers general manager and vice president Kevin Colbert addressed the media after the game and noted that Shazier won’t require surgery at this time.


He did, however, suffer a spinal contusion as a result of the awkward hit.

For those that can remember, former Steelers QB Tommy Maddox suffered the same type of injury in 2002 and only missed one game.

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