Sport Ryan Shazier injury update: Steelers LB says he's 'far from done'

22:20  10 january  2018
22:20  10 january  2018 Source:   Sporting News

Ryan Shazier injury update: Steelers LB has feeling in legs, father says

  Ryan Shazier injury update: Steelers LB has feeling in legs, father says When asked if Shazier is walking yet, his father replied, "I don't want to go into it a whole lot."The Steelers linebacker suffered a serious spinal injury in a Monday Night Football game Dec. 4 against the Bengals, and has been recuperating from a spinal stabilization surgery on Dec. 6.

Shazier was "finally able to make it to practice" Wednesday and shared a photo of himself in a wheelchair at the team' s facility.

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Ryan Shazier is leaving the door open for his return.

The Steelers linebacker on Wednesday shared a photo on Instagram of himself in a wheelchair at the team's facility as he provided the latest update in his recovery journey.

Shazier thanked those who have helped him throughout his spinal rehabilitation and revealed that he has resumed taking part in team activities after an extended absence as he works "day-by-day" to get better.

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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

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ESPN published an interview this afternoon with Vernon Shazier , father of the Steelers ’ Ryan Shazier , who was carted off the field with a spinal injury in a game earlier this month. Like other recent updates and news about Shazier ’ s condition, the interview is frustratingly vague, with Vernon saying before

Steelers linebacker Ryan Shazier , who continues to recover from a serious spinal injury suffered Dec. "We're taking it one day at a time," Vernon Shazier said in an interview with the network. "We do not know what tomorrow holds.

A post shared by Ryan Shazier (@shazier) on Jan 10, 2018 at 11:13am PST

a man wearing a helmet: Ryan Shazier © (Getty Images) Ryan Shazier

"I want to thank the Lord for the first downs that he has been allowing me to achieve," Shazier wrote. "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. I've 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"

Shazier suffered a serious spinal injury in a Dec. 4 game against the Bengals and has been recovering from a spinal stabilization surgery Dec. 6.

Despite Shazier's struggles, his father, Vernon, said his son is improving and has regained feeling in his legs.

The Steelers are slated to host the Jaguars in the divisional playoff at 1:05 p.m. ET Sunday. Fans can expect Shazier to be in attendance after he made appearances at Heinz Field for games against the Patriots and Browns.

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