Steelers linebacker Ryan Shazier signs autographs after an August 2014 practice. (Photo Courtesy: David Schellhaas (Flickr) [CC BY-SA 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons)
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.
The NFL and sports world immediately took to twitter to send their prayers to the Steelers leading tackler.
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.
Steelers linebacker Vince Williams told ESPN that Shazier, as he was being carted off the field, told Williams he could feel his extremities and that he would be OK.
Join us praying for Ryan for a speedy recovery.