Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Ryan Shazier suffered a horrifying back injury Monday night against the Cincinnati Bengals.
Shazier went in to lay down a hit, and suffered a brutal back injury. Reportedly it’s a spinal contusion.
— Kaelan York (@kaelan_york) December 5, 2017
Steelers told Ryan Shazier has a spinal contusion and that some swelling is involved. Mike Tomlin and Kevin Colbert took a police escort to hospital.
— Aditi Kinkhabwala (@AKinkhabwala) December 5, 2017
Luckily, he won’t need surgery, according to WPXI’s Jennifer Tomazic.
Ryan Shazier is still at a Cincinnati hospital but he is improving but he won’t need surgery on his back. Such good news to report. @WPXI_Lori is getting new details from the Steelers this morning on @WPXI.
— WPXIJennifer Tomazic (@JenniferTomazic) December 5, 2017
It doesn’t get much scarier than that play. Absolutely horrifying for Shazier. Moments like that one make everybody stop and think for a second about just how dangerous the game of football can get.
Of course, it’s a freak play that you’ll almost never see. In my mind that’s one of the scariest parts. Just completely unexpected and he might never play football again. I obviously hope my previous statement turns out to be incorrect. You never want to see a guy go down with an injury.