LOOK: Ryan Shazier was able to celebrate Steelers' wild win with teammates
Ryan Shazier was able to take part in the Steelers' postgame celebration thanks to FaceTime
After the game, Steelers coach Mike Tomlin revealed that Shazier was able to take part in the team's postgame celebration thanks to the magic of FaceTime.
The Steelers were in full celebration mode after clinching the AFC North and Shazier was a big part of that celebration. Shazier's fiancee, Michelle, shared a video of the FaceTime session that took place after Pittsburgh's win.
Ryan Shazier celebrated the AFC North championship with his teammates from the hospital. (via mrs.shazier50 / Instagram) pic.twitter.com/pzfd4FE35u— FOX Sports: NFL (@NFLonFOX) December 11, 2017
Shazier watched the game from the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, where he hason Wednesday. The injured linebacker was so thrilled to see his team pull out a last-second win over the Ravens that he ended up making a video himself and sharing it publicly on Instagram.
"We got a 'W' today," Shazier said. "It got scary, but hey, we know how to pull it out, baby. Here we go Steelers."
Ryan Shazier and his family celebrate the Steelers win 🙏— Bleacher Report NFL (@BR_NFL) December 11, 2017
(via shazier/Instagram) pic.twitter.com/yuq0lH5lV3
Following the win, the Steelers made it clear that they had been playing for Shazier, who's been hospitalized since Monday, when he Bengals. The game against the Ravens was the Steelers first one since Shazier suffered his injury.the
The Steelers made sure everyone was thinking of Shazier throughout the night. In pregame, linebacker James Harrison warmed up without a shirt as a nod to his injured teammate, who's well known for going shirtless on the field.
Several Steelers players also wore cleats that were specially designed with Shazier's name and likeness.
After the game, Roethlisberger was carrying Shazier's No. 50 jersey as he walked off the field.
Shazier's jersey eventually made it to the team's postgame locker room, where several players made sure to take a picture with it.
Steelers defensive end Cameron Heyward said that Shazier will definitely be getting a game ball from the win.
"You give that guy the game ball because we know his heart is in it," Heyward said, via ESPN.com. "And he deserves it."
Shazier spent spent two nights in Cincinnati after suffering his injury, but has been in Pittsburgh since then. The Steelers linebackeron Wednesday and team officials are now hopeful he can make a full recovery, CBS Sports NFL Insider Jason La Canfora .
After several days of uncertainty, Shazier now seems to be in good spirits, which is great news.
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