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Ryan Shazier Is Reportedly Showing "Gradual Improvement" After Surgery

Ryan Shazier wearing a yellow Steelers hat.

Here's the latest on the status of the injured linebacker.

Ryan Shazier is reportedly showing "gradual improvement" after undergoing surgery earlier this week, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.

The Pittsburgh Steelers' young star linebacker underwent spinal stabilization surgery after suffering a severe back injury during Monday night's game in Cincinnati.

Schefter reports that the former Ohio State football star is still highly limited in movement.

From ESPN:

Doctors are controlling and limiting his movement as they wait for the swelling and bruising in his back to subside, sources said.

It is premature to say whether Shazier will play football again, but the focus right now is not on his playing career but on trying to facilitate his recovery.

You can read Schefter's full report here.

Our thoughts and prayers remain with Shazier and his family during this time.