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Ryan Shazier Undergoes Spinal Surgery; Reportedly May Not Play Football Again

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Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Ryan Shazier underwent spinal stabilization surgery Wednesday night at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.

Steelers director of communications Burt Lauten‏ provided the update on Shazier, who was forced to leave Monday night's road game against the Cincinnati Bengals at Paul Brown Stadium due to a spinal injury:

Ian Rapoport‏ of the NFL Network reported Shazier is facing "months of recovery" before considering his NFL future. Meanwhile, Michele Steele‏ of ESPN spoke with neurologist Dr. Anthony Alessi, who said the defender "may not play football again.