Shazier posted a photo of himself on his Instagram account in the Steelers’ indoor practice office. He was sitting in a wheelchair in the photo while wearing Steelers equip.
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
Shazier experienced spinal adjustment surgery on Dec. 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.
The Steelers have paid tribute to Shazier by wearing tweaked No. 50 shirts and spikes. He could watch the group’s customary season diversion against the Patriots in Week 15 from a suite in Heinz Field.
Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger unmistakably had Shazier at the forefront of his thoughts amid an early-morning session with the media on Wednesday. When he was gotten some information about the likelihood of his own retirement, he referenced Shazier’s damage.
“You need to treat each amusement like it could be your last since you never know when it is. We saw a case clearly before this season with Ryan [Shazier],” Roethlisberger said.
“You never know when it could be your last. I’m trusting it’s not his last, but rather you need to go out and play each play and appreciate each play and each diversion like it could be your last.”