Steelers’ Shazier continues to undergo treatment at Cincinnati hospital; no further word on condition

CINCINNATI, OH - DECEMBER 04: Ryan Shazier #50 of the Pittsburgh Steelers reacts as he is carted off the field after a injury against the Cincinnati Bengals during the first half at Paul Brown Stadium on December 4, 2017 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by John Grieshop/Getty Images)

PITTSBURGH — Steelers linebacker Ryan Shazier remains a patient at the UC Health University of Cincinnati Medical Center, where he will continue to be monitored and treated by neurosurgery experts until he is cleared to return to Pittsburgh, according to a joint statement issued by Dr. David Okonkwo and Dr. Joseph Cheng, who are spearheading his treatment.

The statement was tweeted by Steelers Director of Communications Burt Lauten Tuesday afternoon.

Shazier, who was taken off the field on a stretcher after delivering a hit early in Monday night’s 23-20 victory over the Bengals, is expected to undergo additional testing and evaluation over the next 24 to 48 hours, the joint statement says. He is then expected to return to Pittsburgh for further care.

There was no further word on Shazier’s condition.