Here’s the latest on the Pittsburgh Steelers star linebacker.
Mike Tomlin has provided the latest update on the status of Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Ryan Shazier, who suffered a scary injury in last night’s win over the Cincinnati Bengals.
Pittsburgh’s head coach says Shazier, who spent the night in a Cincinnati hospital, is in “really good spirits.”
“I really have no update in terms of his medical status, other than what was released earlier. I would imagine at the appropriate time those that are responsible for his care will give you a reasonable assessment of where he is,” Tomlin said. “It was a tough evening. Ryan’s a trooper. I had an opportunity to spend some time with him, and he’s in really good spirits. Tough guy. He’s got great support from family and loved ones there. It was painful to get on that plane last night.”
The Steelers announced late Monday night that Shazier had a back injury that did not require surgery at the time.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) December 5, 2017
The Steelers had sent a plane to Florida to pick up Shazier’s parents so they could be with him.
Can confirm Steelers sent plane to pick up Ryan Shazier's parents in Florida and bring them to Cincinatti to be with their son, as @AKinkhabwala reported. Tomlin expected to speak in next hour.
— Michele Steele (@ESPNMichele) December 5, 2017
Our thoughts and prayers are with him and his family at this time.