James Harrison warms up shirtless as tribute to Ryan Shazier
The Pittsburgh Steelers most certainly had beloved teammate Ryan Shazier in mind prior to their game against the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday night.
Veteran linebacker James Harrison went out for pregame warmups without a shirt on as an homage to Shazier:
Steelers linebacker James Harrison paying homage to teammate Ryan Shazier, who remains hospitalized with a spinal injury. Shazier’s early pregame routine was to warm up sans shirt. pic.twitter.com/SCMNu1enwR
— Jim Trotter (@JimTrotter_NFL) December 10, 2017
The Steelers are also wearing cleats paying tribute to the linebacker:
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) December 9, 2017
Shazier suffered a serious spine injury in the team’s Monday night game against the Bengals, which was particularly brutal and resulted in multiple injuries to players on both teams. Though the prognosis on Shazier turned out to be much better than initially feared, the linebacker is out for the season and will likely need months of recovery.