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PITTSBURGH -- Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Ryan Shazier will remain in a Cincinnati hospital until at least Wednesday to undergo further testing on a spinal injury suffered in the first quarter of Monday night's win over the Bengals.
his legs motionless. He underwent extensive testing overnight,Womens Brandin Cooks Jersey,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, with the team saying Shazier's injury did not require surgery "at this time."
The Steelers had hoped Shazier would be able to return to Pittsburgh on Tuesday. The timetable has been pushed back at least 24 to 48 hours. He will remain at University of Cincinnati Medical Center under the care of neurosurgeons David Okonwko and Joseph Cheng. Shazier is expected to be transferred to a Pittsburgh hospital later in the week.
While the severity of the injury will remain unknown until the swelling subsides, the relentlessly upbeat Shazier offered a bit of hope Tuesday evening.
"Thank you for the prayers," Shazier tweeted . "Your support is uplifting to me and my family. (hash)SHALIEVE" (see full story).
Bengals: Fallout from Steelers-Bengals clash
forcing fans to avert their eyes.,CINCINNATI -- Two players carted off, two others suspended, many fines to follow. One of the NFL's nastiest rivalries set new lows in prime time
What's to be done about this long-running animosity between the Steelers (10-2) and Bengals (5-7)? Do the teams encourage the mayhem by downplaying it? Do the NFL and the networks promote it by showing it in prime time every season?
Those questions were raised in the aftermath of a game so brutal that it made viewers cringe. Pittsburgh rallied for a 23-20 victory at Paul Brown Stadium on Monday night, its sixth straight win over the Bengals.
and fines for other players are expected later in the week.,What it'll be remembered for, though, is how it felt more like a street brawl at times. The NFL responded by suspending Steelers receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster and Bengals safety George Iloka for one game each on Tuesday
"I'll acknowledge there were some unfortunate things in that game that we don't need in our game -- by both sides," Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said Tuesday.
Patriots: Gronkowski's 1-game suspension upheld
BOSTON -- The NFL has denied Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski's appeal of a one-game suspension for a late, gratuitous hit to the head of Bills defensive back Tre'Davious White.
The league announced the decision of appeals officer Derrick Brooks on Tuesday.
driving his forearm into White's back and head. Gronkowski was called for unnecessary roughness,White was face down on the sideline after intercepting a pass in Buffalo on Sunday when Gronkowski body-slammed him,Womens Harrison Smith Jersey, but not kicked out of the game. White went into the concussion protocol.
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Giants: Reese thanks team for 23 years
EAST RUTHERFORD,Womens Drew Brees Jersey, N.J. -- Former New York Giants general manager Jerry Reese says his 23 years with the NFL team were filled with great memories and he will always treasure his time with the organization.
A day after being fired along with coach Ben McAdoo with the team reeling with a 2-10 record,Womens Sam Bradford Jersey, Reese released a short statement in which he thanked the Mara and Tisch families for putting their confidence in him. He also thanked McAdoo and predecessor Tom Coughlin for their time and commitment to the Giants.
who replaced Young and groomed Reese in preparation for taking over the general manager's job before the 2007 season.,He also expressed his thanks to the late George Young, the general manager who hired him, and to Ernie Accorsi
"Many thanks to the front office,Authentic Sam Bradford Jersey, and current and former players for your dedication to a first-class organization, personnel staff, support staff," Reese wrote in wrapping up his statement., scouts, coaches
friends and many fans that have supported me,Authentic Drew Brees Jersey,"My family,Authentic Harrison Smith Jersey, and I sincerely appreciate all of you. I am truly grateful and blessed for my time with the NYG. All the best to you. Go Giants."
the Giants won Super Bowls after the 2007 and '11 seasons. Including this season,During Reese's 11-year tenure as general manager,Authentic Brandin Cooks Jersey, they have missed the playoffs in five of the past six seasons.