#Shalieve: NFL players and fans honor Ryan Shazier with touching tributes

Ryan Shazier underwent spinal stabilization surgery last week for a spinal injury suffered in a victory over Cincinnati on Dec. 4.

The team has not released the exact nature of Shazier’s injury and his long-term prognosis. But players and fans remain hopeful for Shazier.

<p>Pittsburgh Steelers defensive end Cameron Heyward (97) takes the field holding the jersey of teammate Ryan Shazier (50) during introductions before an NFL football game against the Baltimore Ravens in Pittsburgh, Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic) </p>
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Pittsburgh Steelers defensive end Cameron Heyward (97) takes the field holding the jersey of teammate Ryan Shazier (50) during introductions before an NFL football game against the Baltimore Ravens in Pittsburgh, Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

<p>Pittsburgh Steelers Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (7) carries teammate Pittsburgh Steelers Linebacker Ryan Shazier (50) jersey off the field during the game between the Baltimore Ravens and the Pittsburgh Steelers on December 10, 2017 at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, Pa. (Photo by Mark Alberti/ Icon Sportswire) </p>
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Pittsburgh Steelers Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (7) carries teammate Pittsburgh Steelers Linebacker Ryan Shazier (50) jersey off the field during the game between the Baltimore Ravens and the Pittsburgh Steelers on December 10, 2017 at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, Pa. (Photo by Mark Alberti/ Icon Sportswire)

<p>A custom pair of cleats honoring teammate Ryan Shazier during the game between the Baltimore Ravens and the Pittsburgh Steelers on December 10, 2017 at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, Pa. (Photo by Mark Alberti/ Icon Sportswire) </p>
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A custom pair of cleats honoring teammate Ryan Shazier during the game between the Baltimore Ravens and the Pittsburgh Steelers on December 10, 2017 at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, Pa. (Photo by Mark Alberti/ Icon Sportswire)

<p>A Baltimore Ravens fan holds up a sign honoring Ryan Shazier #50 of the Pittsburgh Steelers who was injured in a game last week during the game at Heinz Field on December 10, 2017 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Joe Sargent/Getty Images) </p>
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A Baltimore Ravens fan holds up a sign honoring Ryan Shazier #50 of the Pittsburgh Steelers who was injured in a game last week during the game at Heinz Field on December 10, 2017 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Joe Sargent/Getty Images)

<p>Pittsburgh Steelers loinebacker James Harrison 92) takes the field without a shirt during warm-ups in recognition of teammate Ryan Shazier (not pictured) before playing the Baltimore Ravens at Heinz Field. Mandatory Credit: Philip G. Pavely-USA TODAY Sports </p>
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Pittsburgh Steelers loinebacker James Harrison 92) takes the field without a shirt during warm-ups in recognition of teammate Ryan Shazier (not pictured) before playing the Baltimore Ravens at Heinz Field. Mandatory Credit: Philip G. Pavely-USA TODAY Sports

<p>Sean Spence #51 of the Pittsburgh Steelers warms up wearing special cleats for teammate Ryan Shazier #50 who was injured in a game last week before the game against the Baltimore Ravens at Heinz Field on December 10, 2017 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images) </p>
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Sean Spence #51 of the Pittsburgh Steelers warms up wearing special cleats for teammate Ryan Shazier #50 who was injured in a game last week before the game against the Baltimore Ravens at Heinz Field on December 10, 2017 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

<p>Roosevelt Nix-Jones #45 of the Pittsburgh Steelers shows off a shirt honoring Ryan Shazier #50 in the first quarter during the game against the Baltimore Ravens at Heinz Field on December 10, 2017 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Joe Sargent/Getty Images) </p>
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Roosevelt Nix-Jones #45 of the Pittsburgh Steelers shows off a shirt honoring Ryan Shazier #50 in the first quarter during the game against the Baltimore Ravens at Heinz Field on December 10, 2017 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Joe Sargent/Getty Images)

<p>A young Steelers fan holds a sign supporting Pittsburgh Steelers Linebacker Ryan Shazier (50) during the game between the Baltimore Ravens and the Pittsburgh Steelers on December 10, 2017 at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, Pa. (Photo by Mark Alberti/ Icon Sportswire) </p>
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A young Steelers fan holds a sign supporting Pittsburgh Steelers Linebacker Ryan Shazier (50) during the game between the Baltimore Ravens and the Pittsburgh Steelers on December 10, 2017 at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, Pa. (Photo by Mark Alberti/ Icon Sportswire)

<p>Pittsburgh Steelers offensive coordinator Todd Haley wears a shirt honoring Ryan Shazier #50 who was injured in a game last week in the first quarter during the game against the Baltimore Ravens at Heinz Field on December 10, 2017 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Joe Sargent/Getty Images) </p>
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Pittsburgh Steelers offensive coordinator Todd Haley wears a shirt honoring Ryan Shazier #50 who was injured in a game last week in the first quarter during the game against the Baltimore Ravens at Heinz Field on December 10, 2017 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Joe Sargent/Getty Images)

<p>Pittsburgh Steelers Defensive End Cameron Heyward (97) and Pittsburgh Steelers Linebacker James Harrison (92) run out on the field with teammate Pittsburgh Steelers Linebacker Ryan Shazier (50) jersey during the game between the Baltimore Ravens and the Pittsburgh Steelers on December 10, 2017 at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, Pa. (Photo by Mark Alberti/ Icon Sportswire) </p>
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Pittsburgh Steelers Defensive End Cameron Heyward (97) and Pittsburgh Steelers Linebacker James Harrison (92) run out on the field with teammate Pittsburgh Steelers Linebacker Ryan Shazier (50) jersey during the game between the Baltimore Ravens and the Pittsburgh Steelers on December 10, 2017 at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, Pa. (Photo by Mark Alberti/ Icon Sportswire)

<p>Antonio Brown #84 of the Pittsburgh Steelers warms up wearing special cleats for teammate Ryan Shazier #50 who was injured in a game last week before the game against the Baltimore Ravens at Heinz Field on December 10, 2017 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Joe Sargent/Getty Images) </p>
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Antonio Brown #84 of the Pittsburgh Steelers warms up wearing special cleats for teammate Ryan Shazier #50 who was injured in a game last week before the game against the Baltimore Ravens at Heinz Field on December 10, 2017 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Joe Sargent/Getty Images)

<p>Pittsburgh Steelers Cornerback Joe Haden (21) wears a hat the reads “#SHALIEVE” in honor of teammate Ryan Shazier during the game between the Baltimore Ravens and the Pittsburgh Steelers on December 10, 2017 at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, Pa. (Photo by Mark Alberti/ Icon Sportswire) </p>
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Pittsburgh Steelers Cornerback Joe Haden (21) wears a hat the reads “#SHALIEVE” in honor of teammate Ryan Shazier during the game between the Baltimore Ravens and the Pittsburgh Steelers on December 10, 2017 at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, Pa. (Photo by Mark Alberti/ Icon Sportswire)

<p>Robert Golden #20 of the Pittsburgh Steelers warms up wearing special cleats for teammate Ryan Shazier #50 who was injured in a game last week before the game against the Baltimore Ravens at Heinz Field on December 10, 2017 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images) </p>
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Robert Golden #20 of the Pittsburgh Steelers warms up wearing special cleats for teammate Ryan Shazier #50 who was injured in a game last week before the game against the Baltimore Ravens at Heinz Field on December 10, 2017 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

<p>Mike Mitchell #23 of the Pittsburgh Steelers warms up wearing special cleats for teammate Ryan Shazier #50 who was injured in a game last week before the game against the Baltimore Ravens at Heinz Field on December 10, 2017 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin Berl/Getty Images) </p>
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Mike Mitchell #23 of the Pittsburgh Steelers warms up wearing special cleats for teammate Ryan Shazier #50 who was injured in a game last week before the game against the Baltimore Ravens at Heinz Field on December 10, 2017 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin Berl/Getty Images)

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