CINCINNATI — Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Ryan Shazier underwent an MRI and a CT scan at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center after suffering a back injury in a collision with Cincinnati Bengals receiver Josh Malone early in the first quarter of Pittsburgh’s 23-20 win Monday night. Shazier left the stadium in an ambulance.
Shazier’s injury will not require surgery at this time, and he will stay overnight to continue evaluations with the hopes of returning to Pittsburgh on Tuesday, the team announced.
Steelers linebacker Vince Williams told ESPN that Shazier, as he was being carted off the field, told Williams he could feel his extremities and that he would be OK.
“Our thoughts and prayers go out to him,” Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said immediately after the game, adding, “He’s receiving quality medical care.”
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Article source: http://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/21669742/pittsburgh-steelers-linebacker-ryan-shazier-carted-field-back-injury
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