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Ryan Shazier to fans: 'Support is uplifting to me and my family' | ABC News | December 06, 2017
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December 06, 2017
PITTSBURGH -- Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Ryan Shazier?remained at University of Cincinnati Medical Center for a second consecutive night Tuesday while doctors monitor his back injury.? A joint statement from the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center's director of neurotrauma David Okonkwo and chief of neurosurgery for UC Health Joseph Cheng said Shazier has undergone a series of tests to evaluate his spine injury. "He will continue to be monitored and treated by the neurosurgery experts at UC Medical Center until he has been cleared to return to Pittsburgh," the statement said. "It is expected that Ryan will undergo additional tests and evaluation over the next 24 to 48 hours, and he will then return to Pittsburgh to receive further evaluation and care at UPMC." Okonkwo is also a neurosurgeon on the?Steelers' medical staff. Shazier was strapped to a board and removed from the field after suffering the injury on a tackling...

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