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Updated statement on Shazier

Posted Dec 5, 2017

David Okonkwo, MD, PHD, and Joseph Cheng, MD, released a statement regarding Ryan Shazier.

Ryan Shazier continues to be hospitalized at UC Health’s University of Cincinnati Medical Center and has undergone a series of tests to evaluate his spine injury. He will continue to be monitored and treated by the neurosurgery experts at UC Medical Center until he has been cleared to return to Pittsburgh.

It is expected that Ryan will undergo additional testing and evaluation over the next 24 to 48 hours, and he will then return to Pittsburgh to receive further evaluation and care at UPMC.

Please note: David Okonkwo, MD, PHD, is the Director of Neurotrauma at UPMC and is a neurosurgeon on the medical staff of the Pittsburgh Steelers. Joseph Cheng, MD, is Chief of Neurosurgery for UC Health, and the Frank H. Mayfield Chair of Neurological Surgery at the University of Cincinnati.