Steelers owner Art Rooney II gave an update on Ryan Shazier’s continued recovery from a spinal cord injury that left him unable to walk on his own. He said the 26-year-old linebacker has made “amazing progress” and is doing things every week he wasn’t able to do the prior week, including jogging.
Rooney also indicated that the Steelers would sign the soon to be free agent to a new contract so that he could continue his rehabilitation with the team.
Via Trib Live:
Linebacker Ryan Shazier continues to make “amazing progress” in his recovery from a spinal cord injury. Shazier, who a year ago was unable to walk on his own power, started jogging in recent weeks. “Almost every week, he’s doing something he wasn’t doing the week before,” Rooney said. “He’s a remarkable young man and an inspiration to everybody around here.” Shazier will be a free agent in March, and Rooney earlier indicated the Steelers would sign him to a contract so he could continue to rehabilitate with them.
You have to give Pittsburgh credit for sticking by Shazier’s side. They could have turned their backs on him once he was injured. Instead they’re giving him every opportunity to return to the game he loves.