Steelers' Ryan Shazier has spinal stabilization surgery

Steelers' Ryan Shazier has spinal stabilization surgery | ABC News | December 07, 2017
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December 07, 2017
PITTSBURGH --? Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Ryan Shazier underwent spinal stabilization surgery after sustaining a severe back injury against the Cincinnati Bengals?on Monday night. The Steelers announced the surgery, which was performed Wednesday by team physicians David Okonkwo and Joseph Maroon, who has long been with the team and developed the ImPACT concussion testing program that the NFL has adopted. The team offered no further updates on the matter. Spinal stabilization surgery is done with the intent to stabilize the spine when there is some evidence of instability there, according to ESPN injury analyst, Stephania Bell. The procedure involves the insertion of some internal fixation, using hardware, to stabilize a segment of the spine, which presumably gives a person the best opportunity to allow the neurological recovery to continue. On Wednesday, Shazier was transported from University of Cincinnati Medical...

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