Antonio Brown, others to feature injured teammate Ryan Shazier on cleats

11 December, 2017, 03:32 | Author: Shannon Newton
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Although there have been few updates since the middle of last week, ESPN reported that Shazier is showing gradual improvement, with doctors limiting his movement as swelling and bruising subsides.

Antonio Brown is one of 15 Pittsburgh players who intend to wear Shazier-inspired cleats Sunday.

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The former Ohio State Buckeye sustained the injury Monday night against the Cincinnati Bengals while attempting to make a tackle. Brown used Snapchat to showcase his customized Shazier cleats, which will be worn during warm-ups before Sunday night's game against the Baltimore Ravens at Heinz Field. He stayed at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center on Monday and Tuesday before being transferred to UPMC. There are questions about whether Shazier will play football again, but the report states that the Steelers' No. 1 concern is Shazier's short- and long-term overall health as they try to help him through his recovery.

The injury has weighed heavily on the minds of his teammates, the organization and city.

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He added that Shazier's season "is over" and that the Steelers said they are "concerned exclusively about his short- and long-term health". Several Steelers players will be honoring their injured teammate with special painted cleats.

"I just wanted to do something for Shazier to show him some support and send some good energy his way", Pane said this weekend.

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