Pittsburgh Steelers

Report: Steelers' Shazier showing gradual improvements after spinal surgery

Steelers linebacker Ryan Shazier is reportedly showing gradual improvements after his spinal surgery, according to NFL Insider Adam Schefter of ESPN.

While doctors are waiting for the swelling and bruising in his back to subside, they are controlling and limiting his movements, according to ESPN.

Shazier had spinal stabilization surgery Wednesday night after returning to Pittsburgh.

He was carted off the field in Monday’s night game and was taken to the University of Cincinnati Medical Center.

Pittsburgh Steelers inside linebacker Ryan Shazier (50) is carted off the field after an apparent injury in the first half of an NFL football game against the Cincinnati Bengals, Monday, Dec. 4, 2017, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Frank Victores)

Shazier went in to make a tackle, striking Cincinnati receiver Josh Malone with the crown of his helmet and immediately appeared to go limp as he fell to the ground face-down.