Steelers linebacker Ryan Shazier was taken off the field on a stretcher after suffering a a back injury in a collision with Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Josh Malone early in the first quarter of Pittsburgh’s 23-20 win Monday Night.
Steelers LB Ryan Shazier was carted off the field after this hit…. pic.twitter.com/2MsREjNoKS
— Rob Lopez (@r0bato) December 5, 2017
The NFL and sports world immediately took to twitter to send their prayers to the Steelers leading tackler.
— Dan Orlovsky (@danorlovsky7) December 5, 2017
Sending prayer and good energy your way @RyanShazier
— Tyrann Mathieu (@Mathieu_Era) December 5, 2017
Wow prayers to shazier never wanna see that. Lord please look over him right now
— Tony Jefferson (@_tonyjefferson) December 5, 2017
Everyone please pray for @RyanShazier and his loved ones! Can’t imagine what they’re going through right now. ??
— Golden Tate (@ShowtimeTate) December 5, 2017
Gosh that’s scary. Covering Shazier in prayer right now.
— Ryan Switzer (@Switz) December 5, 2017
I’m praying for you @RyanShazier and a speedy recovery
— DeAngelo Williams (@DeAngeloRB) December 5, 2017
Our thoughts and prayers are with @Steelers LB Ryan Shazier.
— Baltimore Ravens (@Ravens) December 5, 2017
Praying for a lot of ANGELS to protect @RyanShazier…❤️…
— Ike Taylor (@Ike_SwagginU) December 5, 2017
Please pray for Shazier! ??????
— LeGarrette Blount (@LG_Blount) December 5, 2017
I plead the blood of CHRIST over @RyanShazier
— Larry Foote (@LarryFoote313) December 5, 2017
Prayers up for @RyanShazier ??
— Ohio State Football (@OhioStateFB) December 5, 2017
Each game, these men make a choice to take the field and (most) pray for a safe game. Laying on the field without feeling in your limbs is never in the cards. I know the feeling all too well @RyanShazier. Praying for you bro??
— D-Ware (@DeMarcusWare) December 5, 2017
Heavenly Father thank you for your love, faithfulness. We lift up Ryan Shazier at this moment. Please touch his body, his mind, soul, spirit. Let him know you’re THE great physician and you’re with him. Strengthen and comfort his family as they stand in faith. In Jesus name. Amen
— Annie Apple (@SurvivinAmerica) December 5, 2017
According to ESPN, Shazier’s injury will not require surgery at this time, and he stayed overnight Monday Night to continue evaluations with the hopes of returning to Pittsburgh on Tuesday.
Join us praying for Ryan for a speedy recovery.