Ryan Shazier undergoes spinal surgery

Doctors performed spinal stabilization surgery on Ryan Shazier late Wednesday night.

UPMC neurosurgeons and Pittsburgh Steelers team physicians Drs. David Okonkwo and Joseph Maroon performed the surgery on Shazier.

He returned to Pittsburgh late Wednesday night after surgery.

When Ryan Shazier went down early in the first quarter, the game seemed meaningless. Shazier led with his helmet while trying to make a tackle before dropping to the ground and laying motionless. He was carted off the field following several terrifying moments without much movement to his legs.