Shazier undergoes spinal stabilization surgery
Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Ryan Shazier underwent surgery on Wednesday night to stabilize his spine.
The National Football League team announced Thursday doctors David Okonkwo and Joseph Maroon performed the surgery after Shazier was transferred from a hospital in Cincinnati to one in Pittsburgh.
Shazier, 25, suffered the injury while tackling Cincinnati’s Josh Malone in the first quarter of Pittsburgh’s 23-20 victory over the Bengals on Monday night. Shazier motioned to his lower back immediately following the hit and was taken off the field on a stretcher.
The team offered no additional update on Shazier.
Pittsburgh Steelers’ Ryan Shazier is taken off the field after he was hurt in Monday’s game against the Cincinnati Bengals.