Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Ryan Shazier was injured early in the first quarter when he went in for a tackle in the middle of the field. Leading with his head first, eyes down, he collided with one of his own players and a Cincinnati Bengals player. When the play was over, Shazier remained on the ground, clutching at his back in obvious pain.
The Steelers training staff had to bring a stretcher board out, and Shazier was carted off the field. And the scary part is that Shazier wasn’t moving his legs.
— Blitzburgh (@Steel_Curtain4) December 5, 2017
Oh no, Ryan Shazier of the Steelers goes in for a tackle & is now being carted off the field. pic.twitter.com/yfpju4GqFK
— Anthony Bellino (@ACBellino) December 5, 2017
Our thoughts and prayers are with Ryan Shazier, his family and friends as he gets examined following this injury. He was quickly taken to a hospital in an ambulance after being stretchered off the field.
#50 Ryan Shazier has been taken to the locker room to be evaluated for a back injury.
At this point, his status is unavailable.
— Pittsburgh Steelers (@steelers) December 5, 2017
Ryan Shazier is being taken out of the stadium in an ambulance right now. He kept pointing to his waist. #Steelers
— Aditi Kinkhabwala (@AKinkhabwala) December 5, 2017