Steelers linebacker Ryan Shazier has been transferred from a Cincinnati hospital to Pittsburgh to continue treatment for a spinal injury suffered during Monday night’s game against the Bengals.
The Steelers say Shazier was transported from Cincinnati to the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center on Wednesday afternoon and will continue to undergo tests before offering an update on his status.
“He will continue tests and evaluations before his medical team provides any further updates on his condition,” the Steelers said in a statement. “We again want to thank the doctors and staff at UC Health’s University of Cincinnati Medical Center for the excellent care Ryan received while at that facility.”
Shazier left Paul Brown Stadium on a stretcher less than four minutes into his team’s 23-20 victory following a tackle that left the 25-year-old writhing on the turf, his legs motionless. He underwent extensive testing overnight, with the team saying Shazier’s injury did not require surgery “at this time.”
According to ESPN, doctors were encouraged that Shazier’s injury appears to be less severe than originally anticipated, but won’t know the extent until the process plays out.