Ryan Shazier reportedly making “incredible progress”

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Steelers linebacker Ryan Shazier‘s recovery from a spinal injury two months ago is going well.

Shazier posted a picture of himself standing next to Ben Roethlisberger last week, and Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that Shazier has movement in his legs and is walking.

He’s making incredible progress,” a source told Schefter.

It’s unclear whether Shazier can walk unassisted. In the photo he posted, he had a leg brace and Roethlisberger appeared to be helping him stand.

Shazier is now out of the hospital and doing further rehabilitation at home.

37 responses to “Ryan Shazier reportedly making “incredible progress”

  1. Now this is a story most of us can get behind. Way to go Ryan. While it is hardly the most important aspect of the story, here’s hoping you CAN get back on the field, since you have expressed it’s what you want to do. In my mind all I wish for is a full and speedy recovery and a full life.

  2. Good to see Ryan progressing. Will wait to see if Pats trollers have to say about how he doesn’t matter to Steelers D or his earlier-in-career injury problems.

  3. Great news. As a father of a C-6 incomplete quadriplegic, I can only feel great for him and his family!

  4. Ryan,

    I hope you make a full recovery, but PLEASE don’t get back on the football field if you do recover completely. I almost threw up when I watched your injury, and I don’t want to be afraid for you.

  5. To get back onto the field and play? That would be a miracle. To walk unassisted and with no pain? That would be a miracle too! Praying for a full recovery and healthy life from Baltimore.

  6. From a Patriots fan…We are all behind you Ryan. Make a full and speedy recovery. If you cant continue to play…hopefully you can contribute in some fashion. Godspeed

  7. I hope this means that Ryan Shazier will continue to recover, and will be able to live a full, normal life. That would be great. Maybe coaching will be in his future?

  8. Awesome news. I think we all felt a little bit of the terror he did when we watched him get carted off with his hands over his face, especially those of us who have played ball. Just looked like a guy who was just hit with the reality that he’d never walk another step. But fortunately that’s not the case and he’s taken some steps already. Hope to see him make a full recovery, for life, if not football.

  9. grant35 says:
    February 4, 2018 at 8:38 am
    Good to see Ryan progressing. Will wait to see if Pats trollers have to say about how he doesn’t matter to Steelers D or his earlier-in-career injury problems.

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    How can you still be dwelling on the Pats on a story like this?

    Glad to hear this news. Wishing for a healthy return.

  10. That’s awesome news, I know it’s soon but I’d love to see this guy on the field again.

    -bengals fan

  11. gomez163 says:
    February 4, 2018 at 11:32 am
    He can walk. Good. Now get on with your life’s work and that is NOT PLAYING FOOTBALL.

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    Thank you. Anybody who sees a guy working back to be able to maybe one day walk normally and wonders when he’s going to be playing linebacker again is slightly crazy, kind of stupid.

  12. grant35 says:
    February 4, 2018 at 8:38 am
    Good to see Ryan progressing. Will wait to see if Pats trollers have to say about how he doesn’t matter to Steelers D or his earlier-in-career injury problems.

    8 51 Rate This

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    why does it have to be a pats fan to know he was called out by his
    own coach for “availability” at the start of the season

    i am thrilled the guy is walking but a workout warrior from osu with
    his 10 cent head was always overrated because that is what steelers
    do with their players

    rinse and repeat

    enjoy leveon bell adding his bloated salary to bem and brown’s for 40% of your cap and you acting like it won’t affect your fading franchise

  13. There’s got to be something fundamentally flawed in the people who click the thumbs down icon for articles like this.

  14. From a Patriots fan I truly hope you make a full recovery Ryan!

    And if it turns out that you are not able to play anymore I hope the Steelers organization has enough common sense to have you involved in coaching or some other meaningful position.

  15. This is not about him playing again. This is about a man who was paralyzed and is now able to walk again! Godspeed to him. And who the hell is “not liking” wishes for him to get well? People are vile sometimes.

  16. Good News & best of luck to Ryan. Scary, but you were doing what you enjoyed. Seeing that in your career you have made 9.5 million I hope you saved a lot. Not only did he earn 9.5 million, but divided by 50 which is a normal working life that’s still 190k a year. And invested wisely you are set for life. Play or don’t that of course is your choice, but either way be thankful and enjoy every day.

  17. Tylawpick6 says: OSU player Shazier w/ a 10 cent head.
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    I believe you just proved my point re: Pats trollers. BTW – how’d the game go for you tonight?

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