Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Ryan Shazier made an unexpeected appearance at Heinz Field for Sunday’s big Steelers-Patriots game.

Shazier has been hospitalized after he recently underwent surgery for a scary spinal injury suffered against the Bengals this month, but he was able to make it out for the big game to support his team, and the Steelers fans gave him a well-deserved huge ovation. He even waved a Terrible Towel to the fans as he was shown on the videoboard.

Video of the awesome moment:


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