Ryan Shazier attends Steelers-Patriots game, gets big ovation
The Pittsburgh Steelers had an unexpected guest in attendance for Sunday’s game against the New England Patriots, and fans could not have been happier about it.
During the first quarter, Ryan Shazier was shown on the big screen at Heinz Field. The Steelers linebacker had a big smile on his face and was clapping enthusiastically.
The Pittsburgh faithful with an outpouring of love for Ryan Shazier, who is in the building. pic.twitter.com/ZAGVV2Oc4V
— CBS Sports (@CBSSports) December 17, 2017
Shazier recently underwent spinal surgery, so the fact that doctors even allowed him to leave the hospital was a great sign. He has been ruled out for the remainder of the season. Tracy Wilson of CBS said Shazier had a defensive play book in his hand, and many Steelers players had no idea he would be in attendance.
The Steelers were able to FaceTime with Shazier following their win in Week 14, and some players paid tribute to him during pregame warmups last week and this week.