Steelers linebacker Ryan Shazier is back in the gym.  On Friday afternoon he posted a video of himself doing some pull ups.

The video comes just a few months after Shazier suffered a career threatening spinal cord injury that required surgery.  It’s pretty remarkable how strong his upper body still is considering he hasn’t been able to workout since the injury.

Upper body is getting that work!! @mrs.shazier50working out I got to get it to. #shalieve #grind#prayfor50 #journey

Who knows if he’ll ever be able to play in the NFL again.  That’s his goal and you can’t help but root for a guy who is as determined as he is.

Hopefully while he’s working to get back on the field he learns how to tackle.  As awful as his injury is, it was 100 percent preventable.