Ryan Shazier was carted off the field during Monday night’s matchup between the Steelers and Bengals after suffering a spinal injury.
The injury occurred when the Pittsburgh linebacker’s head struck Bengals’ Josh Malone’s abdomen, leaving Shazier grabbing his back, then clenching his hands (presumably to test if he was paralyzed), all with his lower body motionless.
I just now saw the video of what happened to Ryan Shazier. Man, I hope it’s better than it looks, because he’s got a life to live outside of a football stadium. #PrayersForShazier 🙏 pic.twitter.com/L80WMnyGXO
— Tevin Williams (@Twill2197) December 5, 2017
Shazier was rushed to an area hospital where he would be evaluated and diagnosed with a spinal collusion.