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The Bengals' Andy Dalton joined with Steelers players to pray for Ryan Shazier, who was injured in the game on Monday night, Dec. 4.
Linebacker Shazier was carted off the field due to a back injury. ESPN reports he won't need surgery, but remained in the hospital overnight.
Though the Steelers had just beat the Bengals 23-20, Dalton knew his allegiance was to Christ first and then his team. He got down on his knees and held hands with the Steelers to lift Shazier up in prayer, and Twitter took notice.
Bengals QB Andy Dalton stayed on the field after tonight's loss to pray for Steelers linebacker Ryan Shazier. pic.twitter.com/NBeWO2bukV— Sporting News (@sportingnews) Dec. 5, 2017
CLASS ACT: Andy Dalton stays to pray for Ryan Shazier with the Pittsburgh Steelers after losing the game. Shazier was carted off the field after sustaining a back injury during the game. pic.twitter.com/l2PPoDiZ0t— Lauren Talotta (@LaurenWBOY) Dec. 5, 2017
Not a Bengals fan, but respect to Andy Dalton for staying on the field after he lost to pray for Steelers player Ryan Shazier with the other Steelers players. This guy loses and actually stays on the field to pray for an injured player. Wow. pic.twitter.com/u4xwBSHcUA— Jeff Kelly (@jeffkelzokelly) Dec. 5, 2017
As a steelers fan I have so much respect for Andy dalton. Classy dude pic.twitter.com/lQliL0cQQS— 10-2 #HereWeGo (@SillyGuilly) Dec. 5, 2017
Prayers also came from around the internet.
I plead the blood of CHRIST over @RyanShazier— Larry Foote (@LarryFoote313) Dec. 5, 2017
Jessilyn Justice @jessilynjustice is the director of online news for Charisma.
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