The 25-year-old Ryan Shazier underwent spinal stabilization surgery after an injury during a December 4 game in Cincinnati and has started rehab. He subsequently had spinal stabilization surgery, though since then, few details regarding his condition have been released. Taking it day-by-day, but I'm far from done. It's great to be back for practices and meetings.
"I want to say thank you to the fans and Steelers Nation for the prayers". "The touchdown is going to come in his timing, but today was a first down. The Lord has not finished his work yet". I was finally able to make it to practice with my teammates. "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", he wrote.
Shazier experienced spinal adjustment surgery on December 7 at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center doctor's facility, and a report by WPXI-Pittsburgh a week ago expressed that he has as of late recaptured feeling in his legs since the mischance. "I can't feel my legs", the elder Shazier said in an emotional with WPXI-TV in Pittsburgh.
Vernon Shazier, a Florida minister, said that wasn't the case when he first received a call from his son soon after the injury occurred on December 5. "He's a long ways from where he was Monday night when he was laying on the field".
Shazier was placed on the Steelers' injury reserve after his injury, marking the official end to his season.
Fans and friends rallied around Shazier using the hashtag "Shalieve" after his injury. He continued, however, to support his team by FaceTiming players after a big win and appearing at practices and at least one game.