• WATCH: Injured Shazier celebrates Steelers' win in hospital

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    Ryan Shazier has been hospitalized for nearly a week after a hit left him with a spine injury in a Monday night game against the Bengals.

    The team and Steeler Nation have rallied around the young star linebacker, but other than a tweet and social media comments from family members, he hasn't made any public comments since he was carted off the field in Cincinnati.

    That changed Sunday night.


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    After the Steelers clinched an AFC North title in a thrilling 39-38 victory over the rival Baltimore Ravens, Shazier FaceTimed with his teammates congratulating them on the victory. That moment was caught in a series of social media posts.

    Teammates said Shazier has been in good spirits despite the injury, and honored him in a number of ways before and during the game.

    It looks like he was in even better spirits after it.


     

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