(TSX / STATS) -- The Pittsburgh Steelers placed linebacker Ryan Shazier on injured reserve Tuesday, nearly one week after he underwent spinal stabilization surgery.
"Unfortunately Ryan will not be able to contribute on the field during the remainder of this season," Steelers president Art Rooney II said in a statement. "However, even off the field Ryan will continue to be one of our team leaders. We know his spirit and positive outlook will help him to continue in his recovery, as well as serve as an inspiration to our team." (MORE)