Just got off phone w neurologist Dr Anthony Alessi, who consults w NFLPA, asked him what he makes of Shazier's spinal stabilization surgery. "It's not good...We're not going to see him this season. He may not play football again."— Michele Steele (@ESPNMichele) December 7, 2017
Ryan Shazier undergoing surgery is not good. Dr Anthony Alessi, who consults w/ NFLPA, told ESPN that Shazier may not play football again.— NFL Update (@MySportsUpdate) December 7, 2017
"Surgery is needed when bones around his spinal cord are dislocated. This is a more severe situation than we thought."