Sport Ryan Shazier wants the Steelers to focus on the Ravens

22:15  06 december  2017
22:15  06 december  2017 Source:   Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Steelers LB Ryan Shazier hurts back, taken off on cart

  Steelers LB Ryan Shazier hurts back, taken off on cart Steelers linebacker Ryan Shazier has been hospitalized after hurting his back and being carted off the field early in a game against the Cincinnati Bengals on Monday night. Shazier tackled receiver Josh Malone in the legs, fell to the ground and grabbed the middle of his back. The 25-year-old was strapped to a backboard and taken off. He was moving his arms on the field.The Steelers said Shazier was going to a hospital for evaluation and wouldn't return to the game.It's a significant setback for one of the NFL's top defenses. The Pro Bowler from Ohio State leads the team in tackles and has three interceptions.

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Ben Roethlisberger has spoken to Ryan Shazier and said the injured Steelers linebacker is encouraging his teammates to put their focus on the game with the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday night.

“We send our thoughts and prayers for Ryan and his family, but we have a game,” Roethlisberger said Wednesday. “We know that’s what Ryan wants. In talking to Ryan, that’s what he wants. So we’re going to go out and prepare for the Baltimore Ravens like Ryan would want us to do and is asking us to do.”

Report: Ryan Shazier slowly improving after spinal surgery

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Players focused on controlling what they can in stretch run. The Steelers are tied with the Ravens for first place in the AFC North Division, but they aren’t focused on the Ravens the rest of the way. Linebacker Ryan Shazier sees no need to fixate on Baltimore.

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Shazier remains at UC Medical Center in Cincinnati after sustaining a spinal cord injury Monday night. The Steelers released a statement Tuesday saying Shazier will remain in Cincinnati for another day or two, with hopes of him returning to Pittsburgh for treatment at UPMC, where Steelers doctors practice.

Roethlisberger did not go into detail about his conversations with Shazier.

“It’s a brother,” Roethlisberger said. “It’s a teammate. You never like to see injuries happen in football. It’s a scary incident. We just continue to pray for him and his family.”

Ray Fittipaldo: rfittipaldo@post-gazette.com and Twitter @rayfitt1.

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