Football fans across the NFL held their breath in concern during Week 13 of the NFL season after Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Ryan Shazier was hospitalized after suffering a back injury in the first quarter of the team’s game against the Cincinnati Bengals.
Although Shazier was diagnosed with a career-threatening spinal injury, the 25-year-old was just happy to be alive.
The former first round draft pick and two-time Pro Bowler has already been ruled out for the 2018 NFL season, but he’s already made incredible progress in his recovery as he’s already back in the gym and doing some intense workouts less than four months since he suffered the injury.
To see Shazier back in the gym and working out like this so soon after suffering his scary injury is absolutely incredible. The entire football community has backed him since the first day of his recovery and they’re going to be by his side the rest of the way.