The Pittsburgh Steelers have played Ryan Shazier on the reserve/injured list due to a spinal injury he suffered last Monday.
Shazier underwent spinal stabilization surgery on Dec. 6 in Pittsburgh, a surgery performed by UPMC neurosurgeons and Steelers team physicians Drs. David Okonkwo and Joseph Maroon.
“Unfortunately Ryan will not be able to contribute on the field during the remainder of this season,” said Steelers President Art Rooney II. “However, even off the field Ryan will continue to be one of our team leaders. We know his spirit and positive outlook will help him to continue in his recovery, as well as serve as an inspiration to our team.”