Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Ryan Shazier continues to recover from the devastating spinal injury he suffered in a game one year ago Tuesday. Today, he showed off some of his progress.
Just one day after a heartfelt post dealing with the anniversary of his injury, Shazier shared a video of himself deadlifting. He’s clearly not lifting the same amount he could before he got hurt, but this is still awesome to see.
“Through the pain and the success. You must always remain HUMBLE!” reads Shazier’s caption.
On December 4, 2017, Shazier suffered a spinal contusion while making a tackle in a game against the Cincinnati Bengals. The scary hit left him unable to use his legs.
He’s already shown significant improvement and has been on the sideline for multiple games this season.
“It’s been a crazy long journey but it’s not over yet,” Shazier wrote on Instagram yesterday. “Day by day it’s getting better than the day before.
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Today is a day to remember. Just a year ago my life changed forever. It was a scary moment for many people. I’m not going to lie, I was one of them. Ive learned this was an amazing opportunity for the Lord to show how great He is. It’s been a crazy, long journey, but it is not over yet. The best worst part about this journey that I’m on is the unknown. Day by day it’s getting better than the the day before. Today is and was a day of joy. I want to thank all of the amazing people that have been a part of this process with me, starting with the one and only Michelle. And let’s talk about my ride or die boy.. my number one man..my son RJ knows how to keep a smile on my face. My parents and siblings have been there through the thick and thin. There was more than a million tears cried over this year, but now they are all of joy. Love you guys. My friends and teammates, man y’all don’t understand just the little things you’ve done that have pulled me from darkness to the light. To the Steelers-there’s no better organization. Thank you for being family to me. The UPMC trainers and staff for getting me back on my feet. Steelers and Buckeye Nation-your prayers and love honestly keep me going. And to the fans everywhere, I feel your support honestly everyday. CAA-thank you guys constantly for giving me amazing advice and being the best agency in the world. And Iast, but not least, I have to give Jerome Howard and Mike Micca an extra thank you for dealing with my foolishness, excuses, pain, and joy everyday. These two are with me working everyday and I cant say thank you enough to these guys. Love you all thank you so much. #SHALIEVE
Even if Shazier never returns to the gridiron, it is good to see him get back his physical capabilities.