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Posted: December 11, 2017

WATCH: Injured Ryan Shazier celebrates Steelers' AFC North win from hospital

The helmet of Pittsburgh Steelers inside linebacker Ryan Shazier (50) sits on the field after an NFL football game between the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Baltimore Ravens in Pittsburgh, Monday, Dec. 11, 2017. Shazier suffered a spinal cord injury in last week's game and is recovering from surgery to stabilize his spine. The Steelers beat the Baltimore Ravens 39-38 to capture the AFC North Championship. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)
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The helmet of Pittsburgh Steelers inside linebacker Ryan Shazier (50) sits on the field after an NFL football game between the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Baltimore Ravens in Pittsburgh, Monday, Dec. 11, 2017. Shazier suffered a spinal cord injury in last week's game and is recovering from surgery to stabilize his spine. The Steelers beat the Baltimore Ravens 39-38 to capture the AFC North Championship. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

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By WPXI.com

PITTSBURGH —

The Pittsburgh Steelers' Ryan Shazier has been hospitalized for nearly a week after a hit left him with a spine injury in a Monday night game against the Bengals.

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The team and fans have rallied around the young star linebacker, but other than a tweet and social media comments from family members, he hasn't made any public comments since he was carted off the field in Cincinnati.

That changed Sunday night.

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After the Steelers clinched an AFC North title in a thrilling 39-38 victory over the rival Baltimore Ravens, Shazier FaceTimed with his teammates congratulating them on the victory. That moment was caught on social media.

>> See the post here

Teammates said Shazier has been in good spirits despite the injury, and honored him in a number of ways before and during the game.

It looks like he was in even better spirits after it.


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