We know Steelers fans, family and friends have all been sitting on pins and needles for some sort of an update on linebacker Ryan Shazier.
On Monday night, the start defensemen went in to make a big hit, and unfortunately was unable to get up. He was carted off the field and taken to a trauma center in Cincinnati.
Moments ago, an update was released on Shazier, which quite honestly is relieving and outstanding.
Some good news coming out from Steelers. Two players called Shazier's injury a spinal chord concussion, comparable to Tommy Maddox injury in 2002; Maddox missed 1 game. Encouraging news, another said.— Ed Bouchette (@EdBouchette) December 5, 2017
Obviously, this is incredible news. Even better, he won't need surgery, though it remains unknown how long he'll be out.
After he went down, many were speculating that Shazier had lost feeling in the lower part of his body. However, per Ed Bouchette, the preliminary diagnosis is a spinal chord concussion. As you can see above, it's not as bad as what we all feared.
Thankfully, it appears as though Shazier is going to be able to make a full recovery. The Steelers won the ball game tonight, but this latest news is worth 200 victories in my book.