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“Just to be able to feel a part of it means the world.”
Steelers linebacker Ryan Shazier shared his first update of 2018 on Wednesday as the injured Pro Bowler made an appearance at Steelers practice.
Shazier suffered a severe spinal injury during a Dec. 4 game against the Bengals. The injury required stabilization surgery, and an NFLPA medical consultant casted doubt that Shazier would ever play football again.
In his latest update, though, Shazier said that he hasn’t given up on a return to football. He posted a photo of himself in a wheelchair at the Steelers facility.
I want to thank the Lord for the first downs that he has been allowing me to achieve. The touchdown is going to come in his timing, but today was a first down. I was finally able to make it to practice with my teammates. It’s great to be back for practices and meetings. Just to be able to feel a part of it means the world. So I’m working harder than I ever have to get back. Ive been making strides over the past month and continue to make progress. Taking it day-by-day, but I’m far from done. The Lord has not finished his work yet. I want to say thank you to the fans and Steelers Nation for the prayers. If it wasn’t for my family, friends and your prayers I wouldn’t be were I am now. They have lifted me and my family through this journey and I ask for you to continue praying for me, as I continue to work daily on improving my health. #Shalieve#Steelers#prayfor50
A post shared by Ryan Shazier (@shazier) on Jan 10,2018 at 11:13am PST
Shazier wrote:
I want to thank the Lord for the first downs that he has been allowing me to achieve. The touchdown is going to come in his timing, but today was a first down. I was finally able to make it to practice with my teammates. It’s great to be back for practices and meetings. Just to be able to feel a part of it means the world. So I’m working harder than I ever have to get back. Ive been making strides over the past month and continue to make progress. Taking it day-by-day, but I’m far from done. The Lord has not finished his work yet. I want to say thank you to the fans and Steelers Nation for the prayers. If it wasn’t for my family, friends and your prayers I wouldn’t be were I am now. They have lifted me and my family through this journey and I ask for you to continue praying for me, as I continue to work daily on improving my health. #Shalieve #Steelers #prayfor50
In a recent interview, Shazier’s father, Vernon, said that his son had made great progress but would not reveal specifics about his recovery. But it’s great to see Shazier back with his teammates.
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