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Report: Multiple sources state Ryan Shazier has “spinal concussion”

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If reports are true, the Steelers received some very good news on their Pro Bowl inside linebacker.

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As the Pittsburgh Steelers get prepared to board their flight back to Pittsburgh after beating the Cincinnati Bengals in Week 13, reports are starting to leak regarding the situation of Ryan Shazier.

Shazier left the game on a stretcher, didn’t show any mobility in his lower body, and was taken to the University of Cincinnati hospital. While the Steelers have yet to put out an official news release, here are some of the reports on Shazier’s status:

At this point, Shazier returning to the lineup should be the last on everyone’s mind. Shazier’s health and well-being should be paramount, and all of the above reports are good news in this regard.

If Shazier is able to return to the football field, it is merely icing on the cake.

Stay tuned as more information comes out on Shazier’s injury and his current status.

UPDATE:

Several medical experts are suggesting Shazier’s status is not considered a “contusion”, as stated in some reports above, but is rather a spinal “concussion”.