Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Ryan Shazier is making progress.
On Thursday night, the star defender’s father announced that he has regained feeling in his legs after weeks of recovery. Shazier laid on the field unable to move his lower body in a Monday Night Football game Dec. 4 against the Bengals, before having spinal surgery a couple of weeks later.
“He’s making progress daily,” Shazier’s father, Vernon, said, via WPXI. “He’s a long way from where he was on Monday night.”
From the report:
Ryan Shazier can now feel his legs. He’s been watching the games from a suite at Heinz Field, cheering his teammates on.
On whether Ryan Shazier is walking yet: “I don’t want to go into it a whole lot,” his father said.
The Steelers have not elaborated on the surgery Ryan Shazier underwent, or his prognosis. But outside analysts have said if it involved a fusion procedure, full recovery could take up to six months.
It’s great to know that Shazier is making progress and remaining in good spirits.
While he continues to have a long road to recovery, his dedication to rehab and positive attitude will go a long way as he looks to return to his feet.