It was this time two years ago that Steelers linebacker Ryan Shazier suffered a devastating injury against the Bengals following a head-on tackle. He was diagnosed with a spinal contusion, and doctors told him that there was a chance he would never walk again.
In the time since, fans have followed Shazier’s incredible path to recovery. Videos of Shazier dancing at his wedding, performing deadlifts and tossing footballs have been met with an outpouring of support — everyone is rooting for the guy.
Shazier commemorated the two-year anniversary of his injury with a message on Instagram. “I want to thank everyone who has been lifting me up and keeping me in their prayers,” he wrote. “One thing I will promise you- I’m not going to stop. So keep Shalieving!!!”
Shazier hasn’t played since his injury, and it remains to be seen what’s next for him. Still, it’s inspiring to see his progress, and obviously we wish the best for him.
Much like he has throughout this entire journey, Shazier continues to hear the support from fans.