Pittsburgh Steelers Linebacker Ryan Shazier Suffers Horrifying Injury

David Hookstead | Reporter

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.

Luckily, he won’t need surgery, according to WPXI’s Jennifer Tomazic.

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.

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