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Ryan Shazier | Linebacker | #50

Team: Pittsburgh Steelers
Age / DOB:  (25) / 9/6/1992
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 230
College: Ohio State
Drafted: 2014 / Rd. 1 (15) / PIT
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Steelers ILB Ryan Shazier underwent spinal stabilization surgery on Wednesday evening.
Shazier's doctors and the team offered no further comment on Shazier's status in the announcement. To state the obvious, it does not seem like good news. Shazier is almost certainly done for the 2017 season. The question has officially become his football future beyond this season. Hopefully we hear something positive soon. Dec 7 - 2:22 PM

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Steelers ILB Ryan Shazier (spinal contusion) is expected to remain hospitalized in Cincinnati as he undergoes further testing.

The Steelers had been hopeful Shazier would return to Pittsburgh on Tuesday. His doctors still believe he could do so before the end of the week. Hopefully we get more good news soon.
Dec 5 - 3:56 PM

In a statement, Steelers GM Kevin Colbert said Ryan Shazier (back) does not need surgery and "continues to improve."

Shazier reportedly suffered a spinal contusion on Monday night against the Bengals. It is good news considering how bad things looked on the field, and Shazier has reportedly regained some movement in his legs. Colbert said they are hopeful Shazier will be able to return to Pittsburgh on Tuesday.
Dec 5 - 9:08 AM

Steelers ILB Ryan Shazier has been diagnosed with a spinal contusion and remains without a timetable for return.

The team will know more once the swelling in his spinal cord goes down, but this is believed to be good news compared to what the other diagnoses could have been for Shazier. Former Steelers QB Tommy Maddox suffered a similar injury in the early 2000s and missed just one game. According to reports, Steelers players and personnel are encouraged by Shazier's prognosis.
Dec 5 - 1:00 AM

Updating a previous item, the Steelers announced ILB Ryan Shazier's injury as a back issue.

He was loaded onto a backboard and taken off the field after lowering his head and essentially jamming his neck like an accordion on a tackle to WR Josh Malone's thigh. Shazier has been taken to the local hospital.
Dec 4 - 9:19 PM

Steelers ILB Ryan Shazier exited Week 13 against the Bengals with an apparent neck injury.

Shazier went to tackle WR Josh Malone with the crown of his helmet in the first quarter, and he immediately fell limp to the ground after hitting Malone's thigh. Shazier was moving his arms and hands, but we didn't see him move his legs much, if at all. Players kneeled around him as Shazier was loaded onto a backboard and then carted to the locker room. He's out the rest of tonight.
Dec 4 - 8:45 PM

Steelers ILB Ryan Shazier said his goal is to play a full season.

Shazier has proven his talent through three years in the league, but he has managed just 34 total games and has yet to play more than 13 in a season. "Your best ability is availability," Shazier said. "[Playing a full season] would just show my consistency of being able to be a playmaker for this people in the league that I can be a dynamic player." With Lawrence Timmons gone, Shazier's health will be even more important moving forward.
Source: ESPN
Jul 6 - 9:58 AM

The Steelers have exercised ILB Ryan Shazier's fifth-year option for 2018.

Shazier will make $1.716 million this year and an $8.718 million salary in 2018. Still only 24 years old, Shazier has been one of the NFL's most dynamic sideline-to-sideline playmakers when healthy -- with an emphasis on when healthy. He has missed 14-of-48 games due to various injuries the past three seasons, and often been a liability when trying to play hurt. Still, exercising the option was an easy choice for Pittsburgh, which now has Shazier under control for a reasonable $10.43 million over the next two years.
Apr 24 - 3:58 PM

Steelers ILB Ryan Shazier (knee) expects to return against the Patriots in Week 7.

Shazier returned to a full practice on Thursday and is on track to play for the first time since Week 3. Vince Williams will head back to the bench upon his return.
Thu, Oct 20, 2016 04:08:00 PM

Steelers ILB Ryan Shazier said his injured knee is "feeling a lot better."

Shazier has not played since aggravating a pre-existing injury Week 3, and there is a chance he is held out through the Week 8 bye. The linebacker hopes to return before then, however. Shazier has played just 24 of a possible 37 games in his career.
Tue, Oct 11, 2016 09:30:00 AM

Steelers ILB Ryan Shazier (knee) has been ruled out for Week 5.

One of the top coverage linebackers in football, Shazier's absence is an upgrade to Bilal Powell's matchup. Vince Williams will pick up another start.
Fri, Oct 7, 2016 01:32:00 PM

Steelers ILB Ryan Shazier (knee) will miss Week 4.

It's a huge loss for the middle of Pittsburgh's defense, which is also dealing with injuries at slot corner (Sean Davis, back) and strong safety (Robert Golden, hamstring). Shazier is the Steelers' coverage-maven inside linebacker. His absence is an upgrade to Travis Kelce's Week 4 matchup.
Fri, Sep 30, 2016 01:40:00 PM

Steelers ILB Ryan Shazier (knee) will play against the Bengals in Week 2.

There was never much doubt about his status after Shazier turned in a full practice on Friday. The 24-year-old run-stuffer could make life difficult for Jeremy Hill on Sunday.
Sun, Sep 18, 2016 11:04:00 AM

Steelers ILB Ryan Shazier (knee, questionable) said he is "100 percent."

Shazier left the season opener early because of a right knee injury. He likely could have returned to the game if it was more of a contest, and it would be surprising if he does not suit up this week despite a questionable tag.
Source: Penn Live
Sat, Sep 17, 2016 11:35:00 AM

CBS Sports' Jason La Canfora reports the Steelers are "hopeful" ILB Ryan Shazier (knee) is just day-to-day.

Shazier left Monday night's game in the second half, but he wanted to return to the game. He might have been allowed to if it were a closer contest. Pittsburgh should know more after further tests are run Tuesday, but it does not look like he is dealing with a serious injury right now.
Tue, Sep 13, 2016 10:57:00 AM

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