Ryan Shazier is the most inspiration name in the NFL. This week, the Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker took another step forward in his recovery process.
Watching Ryan Shazier begin to walk again brought tears to your eyes. Seeing him stand and wave a terrible towel inspired a whole city. A man who had everything taken away in a second never looked down and refused to give up. While people continue to doubt him, Shazier is proving he’s capable of anything.
This week, he took another step forward in his process. No one really knows what the expectations are for Shazier’s final recovery, but with each step, he shows us there is hope that he can get wherever he’s striving to.
In a video shared on Shazier’s instagram, the linebacker is seen deadlifting. A year after his injury occurred, a man who could not walk is strong enough to pull off this:
It’s a true inspiration to watch Shazier’s rehab. The Steelers can’t walk around believing Shazier will ever play football again, but this has become much more than sports. What Shazier shows the city of Pittsburgh and the NFL is that nothing is impossible.
The city and the team have used his story to drive them for the last year. It’s almost crazy to think of the progress that has come since a day he was telling his teammates he can’t feel his legs. Today, he’s deadlifting and jogging with teammates.
There is no story greater than Shazier’s. This player is going to show everyone to never give up, and is becoming the world of sport’s biggest role model by the day.
All of Steelers Nation, and the whole sports world, continues to wish Shazier nothing but the best on his journey. Seeing progress like this makes you smile knowing he’s getting stronger with each day. There’s no challenge No. 50 can’t overcome.