Ryan Shazier Showing Gradual Improvement After Spinal Surgery

Angelica Greene
December 11, 2017

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 Steelers have not updated his status since the surgery announcement Thursday, but his season is over and the team is concerned exclusively about his short- and long-term health.

While Ryan Shazier remains in the hospital working towards a recovery from a serious spinal injury, his Pittsburgh Steelers teammates are preparing to take on their rival Baltimore Ravens on Sunday Night Football.

While the Steelers have not provided an update on Shazier's status since announcing his surgery, it is safe to say that his season is over.

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The slick yellow cleats feature Shazier's face, the No. 50 and a picture of a lion, which the linebacker has been known to use on social media as a motivational pregame symbol.

Since he returned to Pittsburgh, Shazier has received visits from Steelers owner Art Rooney and multiple teammates, sources said.

Brown posted a short video on Snapchat Friday of the customized cleats he intends to wear during warmups prior to the game. The hashtag #shalieve has been trending on Twitter and the National Football League community has rallied around Shazier in his recovery.

Shazier was injured while making a tackle on Bengals wide receiver Josh Malone with 11:14 remaining in the first quarter of the Steelers' 23-20 win. He immediately fell to the turf, then turned over on his back while appearing to have trouble moving his legs.

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