Steelers linebacker Ryan Shazier returns to Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Ryan Shazier remains hospitalized after suffering a spine injury in Monday night’s 23-20 win over the Cincinnati Bengals. (AP photo)

PITTSBURGH -- Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Ryan Shazier has been transferred from a Cincinnati hospital to Pittsburgh to continue treatment for a spinal injury suffered during Monday night's game against the Bengals.

The Steelers said Shazier was takten from Cincinnati to Pittsburgh on Wednesday afternoon and will continue to undergo tests before offering an update on his status.

Shazier left Paul Brown Stadium on a stretcher less than four minutes into his team's 23-20 victory over Cincinnati following a tackle that left the 25-year-old writhing on the turf, his legs motionless.

He underwent extensive testing at University of Cincinnati Medical Center under the care of neurosurgeons David Okonwko and Joseph Cheng.

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