Watch Ryan Shazier Complete a Box Jump As He Continues to Make Progress in Recovery from Spinal Injury

By Dan Hope on April 7, 2019 at 4:49 pm
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Ryan Shazier made another impressive step in his recovery from his spinal injury on Sunday.

Wearing an Ohio State T-shirt, the former Buckeyes linebacker posted a video to his Instagram account on Sunday of himself doing a box jump at the Pittsburgh Steelers' training facility.

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

DEDICATION = HARDWORK + PATIENCE

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Since suffering a severe spinal injury in December 2017, Shazier has gradually but consistently made progress in his physical rehabilitation, documenting many of his milestones by posting videos on social media. Despite his injury, Shazier has expressed a goal of playing in the NFL once again.

That won't happen in 2019, but he will remain with the Steelers, who announced in March that they have tolled his contract for the upcoming season, meaning he will be paid a salary commensurate with his years of service in the NFL even though he will be placed on the reserve/physically unable to perform list due to his injury.

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