Ryan Shazier has continued to show incredible improvement in his recovery from a serious spinal injury and on Tuesday night he brought us another special moment.
The Pittsburgh Steelers was in attendance for a game between the Pittsburgh Penguins and Las Vegas Golden Knights when he was show to the crowd at PPG Paints Arena.
Shazier received a thunderous applause and standing ovation from the crowd, before he got to his feet to address the crowd.
It was great to see Shazier continue to carry a smile on his face while standing after being discharged from UPMC on Thursday to begin outpatient therapy.
Check out video of the moment below:
A well-deserved STANDING ovation for this guy.
— Pittsburgh Penguins (@penguins) February 7, 2018
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Shazier underwent spine stabilization surgery in December and through his strength and determination has been able to defy odds and show his remarkable progress. Of course, there is still a long way for Shazier to go in his recovering, but his positive attitude and determination has helped so far and he is showing no signs of slowing down.