Ryan Shazier #50 ILB
Pittsburgh Steelers
Out Back
Height / Weight
6'1" / 237 lbs.
Date of Birth (Age)
January 14, 1992 (26)
Experience
5th Season
Drafted
2014 / Rd. 1 / Pk. 15 (PIT)
College
Ohio State
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Pittsburgh Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert said that linebacker Ryan Shazier (back) will not play in 2018. Shazier suffered a terrible back and spine injury in a blindside hit against the Bengals late in the season, and the future of his career was seriously in question. It looks like Shazier may be able to play again, but he won't be back in 2018. That's a big blow to Pittsburgh's overall defense, as Shazier had become the heart and soul.

3 months ago | RotoBaller

Pittsburgh Steelers owner Art Rooney said he expects linebacker Ryan Shazier (spine) to be apart of the team in some capacity in 2018. "I expect Ryan is going to be here one way or the other and have a roll on the team one way or other in 2018," Rooney said. Shazier has been released from the hospital after back surgery, but he'll have a long rehab road in order to play football again, and it's unclear how effective he'll be if he returns. But if Shazier returns to pre-injury form at some point, there's no question that Pittsburgh's defense will be better off with him in the fold.

4 months ago | RotoBaller

Updating an earlier report, Steelers linebacker Ryan Shazier (back surgery) is not yet able to walk on his own. Reports surfaced Sunday that Shazier had begun a walking routine. While Shazier has regained movement in his legs, he is still not able to walk without the assistance of a walker or other people. The 25-year-old is two months removed from spinal stabilization surgery.

4 months ago | RotoBaller