Published: Mon, December 11, 2017
Entertaiment | By Lawrence Myers

Steelers get customized cleats to honor Ryan Shazier

Steelers get customized cleats to honor Ryan Shazier

Shazier has been hospitalized at UPMC in Pitsburgh since suffering a spinal injury in the Steelers' 23-20 victory over the Cincinnati Bengals on Monday. It's still unknown whether he's expected to make a full recovery, but the 25-year-old reportedly underwent spinal stabilization surgery Wednesday.

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While the Steelers have not provided an update on Shazier's status since announcing his surgery, it is safe to say that his season is over. He spent Monday and Tuesday night at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center before being transferred to a University of Pittsburgh Medical Center facility. Already we know a few Steelers players are planning their own tributes to Shazier with wideout Antonio Brown and defensive back Mike Hilton donning custom cleats for their injured teammate. "Both cleats have Shazier's name and number (50) on them, along with his hashtag "#SHALIEVE". Shazier hit Malone low with his shoulder pads, then immediately reached for his back while his legs remained motionless.

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You can bet Shazier will be on the minds of his teammates when they take the field for their Sunday night game against the rival Baltimore Ravens.

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If nothing else, the aftermath of Ryan Shazier injuring his neck (as well as other parts of his body) has taught us that he's a beloved member of the Steelers.

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