Jerry Jones and the Dallas Cowboys are entering a new era now that both Tony Romo and Jason Witten — two of the franchise’s all-time greats — have retired. Both players left the game without a championship ring, however, and that truth continues to haunt the team’s passionate owner.
Ryan Shazier is back in Pittsburgh, but the Steelers linebacker will continue to receive medical care for his injured back.
The Steelers said in a Wednesday statement that Shazier’s treatment will continue at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, where he will “continue tests and evaluations before his medical team any further updates on his condition.”
Shazier, 25, suffered a spinal contusion while making a tackle early in Monday’s 23-20 win over the Bengals. He was taken by ambulance to the University of Cincinnati Medical Center, where doctors treated him. He had swelling around his spinal cord, but improved enough over the last two days for him to be moved to Pittsburgh.
The Steelers thanked the doctors and staff at the UC Health Center for the “excellent care” Shazier received at the facility.
He was in “good spirits” on Wednesday and several of his teammates, including quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, said they’ve been sending their thoughts and prayers to him while preparing to face the Ravens on Sunday.
They released a statement of support for Patricia, who had his own strongly worded defense.
As someone who was falsely accused of this very serious charge over 22 years ago, and never given the opportunity to defend myself and clear my name, I find it incredibly unfair, disappointing, and frustrating that this story would resurface now with the only purpose being to damage my character and reputation, Patricia said in a statement released by the team. I firmly maintain my innocence, as I have always done.