Father of Ryan Shazier: Steelers LB making steady progress from spinal injury

Ryan Shazier

Ryan Shazier

"He's a long ways from where he was Monday night when he was laying on the field".

It's been exactly one month since the Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker injured his spine while making a tackle in a game against the Cincinnati Bengals and he just experienced something he hadn't since that day. To that end, Shazier's father offered hopeful, if not definitive, news. He underwent spinal-stabilization surgery following which doctors raised concerns over Shazier's future in the National Football League.

Included in the article is the claim from WPXI that Shazier can now feel his legs.

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Shazier's father expressed hope that his son would soon work with the team again. His journey to gaining feeling in his legs started with multiple nights in a Cincinnati area hospital before he was transferred to Pittsburgh. "When he went down, all of us went down with him".

In both 2016 and 2017, Shazier was named to the Pro Bowl after a stellar career at Ohio State University, making him a first-round selection.

"He said, "Daddy, pray for me".

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WPXI asked: "Is he walking?"

"He's much better", Vernon said, "but we've agreed to keep his progress private until he's ready to share where he's at". However, to the question, "Do you think he'll play again?"

"I Shalieve", he added, using the term that's become a rallying cry in support of Ryan.

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In the weeks since his injury, he has been watching the Steelers' games from a suite at Heinz Field.

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