The Steelers clinched another AFC North title with a 39-38 win over rival Baltimore, and after the game they made sure to include injured linebacker Ryan Shazier in the celebration by Facetiming him in the hospital to share in the moment.
According to reports, Shazier has made “gradual improvement” from his injury, but still faces a grueling rehab ahead, and an uncertain NFL future. Whatever happens, he won’t be alone as he faces the biggest challenge of his life. His teammates still have his back.
— Daniel Valente (@StatsGuyDaniel) December 11, 2017
— Pittsburgh Steelers (@steelers) December 11, 2017
Before the game, Pittsburgh also paid tribute to Shazier by rallying together with a chant for the injured linebacker:
This is pretty cool – Steelers chanting “5-OH” for Ryan Shazier before kickoff tonight. pic.twitter.com/mRhax0a4rC
— Eleven Warriors (@11W) December 11, 2017