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LB Ryan Shazier (Pittsburgh Steelers, 2017 Pro Bowl)

Discussion in 'Buckeye Alumni' started by Smith, Dec 11, 2009.

  1. Dryden

    Dryden Sober as Sarkisian Staff Member Tech Admin

  2. TDunk

    TDunk The Dunk Abides

    I've floated over to the rehab unit recently and contusion (bruise) vs a concussion is vastly different. And brain or spine does not matter, a concussion is serious stuff. You can only handle so many hits. He needs to be worried about CCN (cervical cord neurapraxia).

  3. Dryden

    Dryden Sober as Sarkisian Staff Member Tech Admin

    Article from Dr David Chao earlier tonight. He's an orthopedic surgeon in San Diego, and prior to the Chargers relocation this season, was the Chargers team doc for 17 years.

    Next few hours most crucial for Ryan Shazier

    ProFootballDocContact Reporter
    Sports Medical Analyst

    The only official word on Ryan Shazier has come from the Steelers, and there was no more word planned for Monday.

    Let’s hope we hear something soon.

    The longer Shazier’s situation goes without further update, the more worrisome it becomes.

    The best-case scenario is a spinal cord concussion, where much like a brain concussion, neurologic function shuts down temporarily. That would mean Shazier will have full recovery. The worst-case to worry about is a fracture dislocation where there is permanent neurologic damage.

    On the ESPN broadcast, Steve Young said he was 10 feet away from Shazier when he made a head-down tackle and went limp, and Young said he could clearly see Shazier couldn’t move his legs.

    During the second quarter, Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert was seen on the sideline talking to head coach Mike Tomlin.

    There was rampant speculation Colbert told Tomlin that Shazier had no feeling in his lower body. We aren’t in the business of lip reading. But it is highly unusual (unheard of) and technically improper for a G.M. to be on the sideline before the end of the fourth quarter, so this was certainly a dire situation.

    Tomlin declined comment when returning to the field for the second half.

    The next thing we will probably hear is that Shazier is staying behind in Cincinnati.

    The spinal cord is the biggest worry, not any associated fracture. Other than the neck (which is not a concern here since there was no use of a cervical collar when Shazier was strapped to the spine board), the thoracolumbar spine is where the spinal cord is most vulnerable. The junction between the thoracic spine (with rib cage protection) and the lumbar spine (low back) at T12 and L1 is the region most susceptible and where Shazier grabbed after the hit.

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  4. starBUCKS

    starBUCKS BPCFFB League #2 League Champion 2008 & 2010

  5. AKAK

    AKAK If you hear the siren its already too late Staff Member Bookie

    Sounding a lot better. Happy to hear that
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  6. Whoever wrote this is either a Steeler homer or has never seen Shazier play. "He accidently led with his helmet." Sorry, but this is how he plays.

    I hope he is alright, I hope he can walk but I hope he does not walk onto the football field again. For his own sake. This injury is his own fault for leading with the crown of his helmet, it is Mike Tomlin's fault for letting him to make tackles like this and it is the league's fault for letting the Steelers get away with this for so long. It goes to show the league does not care about the players for not penalizing this kind of tackling with either ejections or fines.
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  7. Jake

    Jake They took the bar! ‘17 The Deuce Champ '18 The Deuce Champ Fantasy Baseball Champ

    It's cultural thing encouraged by Tomlin. Shazier didn't play like that in Columbus.
  8. Jaxbuck

    Jaxbuck I hate tsun ‘18 Fantasy Baseball Champ

    completely disagree

    Screen cap at moment of impact


    that's just the first clip I found from a google search. My memory of him is that of a missile with no regard for his body who has always led with his helmet
  9. OHSportsFan

    OHSportsFan Fan of Ohio Sports in Indy

    No surgery seems wild after all the initial reactions. Taking that as an encouraging sign.
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  10. Dryden

    Dryden Sober as Sarkisian Staff Member Tech Admin

  11. AJHawkfan

    AJHawkfan Wanna make $14 the hard way?

    Great news! Here's hoping that if he is ever able to return to the field, he changes his tackling method and stops leading with his head down.
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  12. GovTressel

    GovTressel Junior

    Great news!

    23.5 TFL his last year here....relentless
  13. Dryden

    Dryden Sober as Sarkisian Staff Member Tech Admin

  14. Thump

    Thump Hating the environment since 1994

  15. Arch2H

    Arch2H Senior

    First they so no surgery a day or so ago, and now he has surgery.

    I'm very very concerned, the lack of news is extremely troubling. Forget football, I'm praying that he will have a somewhat normal life.

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