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Ryan Shazier LB - PIT

Experience: 5 YRS  
Height: 6'1"  
Weight: 237 
Bye: 7

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12:01pm EST 1/3/17

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The Steelers have officially ended the season of ILB Ryan Shazier by placing him on IR. It was an obviously inevitable move following his scary back injury in the Monday night win over the Bengals. Shazier has since had surgery to stabilize the area and made some slow progress. We'll see what his future holds beyond 2017. Pittsburgh started recently signed Sean Spence in his place against Baltimore, with Tyler Matakevich also sidelined.

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Steelers ILB Ryan Shazier left on a stretcher in the 1st half of Monday night's game against the Bengals after a scary collision left him with a back injury. The team announced that Shazier had been taken to a local hospital for further evaluation but that there would be "no further updates at this time." Former NFL team doctor David Chao said from initial view of the video that there is "real worry" of a significant spinal injury here. We'll see what the examining doctors find. LB Tyler Matakevich entered when Shazier left.

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Steelers LB Ryan Shazier made it through a full practice Friday for the 1st time in a little more than 2 weeks, according to the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. Shazier initially left practice in the 1st week of training camp with what was thought to be a minor hamstring pull. But multiple attempts to return since then found him leaving early. “It felt great,” he said after Friday's practice. “I'm happy to be back in the mix … and it was good to be running around and just seeing football from inside my helmet instead of from the sideline.” Shazier, who has played in just 34 of a possible 48 games over 3 NFL seasons, said he has yet to make a tackle in camp practice. There's time to get ready for the opener if he can avoid further setbacks, but it's a worrisome situation for a guy with breakout talent. Keep his durability risk in mind when drafting your IDP starters, but finding insurance/replacements at LB isn't hard in most fantasy football leagues.

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Steelers LB Ryan Shazier told the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review that his sprained right MCL is feeling better, but it doesn't sound like he'll be in the Week 6 lineup. “It's definitely feeling a lot better than two to three weeks ago,” Shazier said. “I'm doing everything I can to make sure I have everything covered.” Shazier said he hopes to return before the Week 8 bye, so IDP owners should expect him to be out this week. We'll see about Week 7.

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The Steelers have ruled LB Ryan Shazier out for the 2nd straight game with a knee injury. That means LB Vince Williams will start in his place again after racking up 15 tackles in last week's win over the Chiefs.. We've added Williams to the Week 5 LB rankings.

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Injury Predictor

Projected Missed Probability of injury per game ? Probablity of injury in the season ?
2.28 2.4% 31.9%
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Date Injury Analysis
Dec 4, 2017 Back Vertebral Bruise Shazier was placed on IR with a spinal contusion. He underwent spinal stabilization surgery.
Aug 3, 2017 Thigh Hamstring Sprain/Pull Unspecified Grade 1 Pulled right hamstring in 1st week of camp; unable to return on a couple of occasions before 8/18 full return.
Sep 25, 2016 Knee MCL Sprain Grade 2 Shazier sprained his MCL in the season opener and aggravated it in Week 3. He sat out the next 3 games.
Jan 20, 2016 Knee Strain Grade 1 Shazier had arthroscopic knee surgery after the 2015 season.
Nov 29, 2015 Head Cranial Concussion Grade 1
Sep 20, 2015 Shoulder
Nov 2, 2014 Pedal Ankle Sprain Grade 2
Sep 21, 2014 Knee MCL Sprain Grade 2

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