Ryan Shazier attends practice in wheelchair

Ryan Shazier has returned to Steelers’ practice, but this time, in a wheel chair.

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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The beloved Steelers’ linebacker underwent spinal-stabilization surgery after suffering a spinal injury in week 13 against the Cincinnati Bengals.

Shazier posted on Instagram Wednesday that he is taking one day at a time.

“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’ve been making strides over the past month and continue to make progress. Taking it day-by-day, but I’m far from done…”

Shazier thanked Steeler fans for their support. “…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.”

According to NFL.com, “Shazier’s father, Vernon Shazier, shared last week this his son has regained feeling in his legs, but declined to comment on whether Ryan was walking again.”

 

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