The Steelers offered an optimistic update on linebacker Ryan Shazier on Tuesday morning, saying Shazier would “not require surgery at this time” but that he would remain in the hospital for evaluation.
“Ryan Shazier suffered a back injury and was taken to the University of Cincinnati Medical Center where he had a CT scan and an MRI to evaluate the condition of his back,” Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert said in a statement from the team. “Ryan’s injury will not require surgery at this time and he continues to improve. He will stay overnight and continue evaluations with the hopes of returning to Pittsburgh on Tuesday.
“We will provide further updates at the appropriate time.”