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Steelers LB Ryan Shazier Doing Box Jump 16 Mos. After Major Injury: ‘God Is Great’

Michael Morris
By Michael Morris | April 8, 2019 | 3:03 PM EDT

Pittsburgh Steelers Linebacker Ryan Shazier (Screenshots)

16 months after a major spinal cord injury, Pittsburg Steelers Linebacker Ryan Shazier posted a video of himself doing a box jump, and responded to a tweet congratulating him on his progress, saying, “God is Great.”

“God is Great,” tweeted Ryan Shazier on his Twitter page in response to a tweet from Darren Carr about Shazier doing a box jump.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

DEDICATION = HARDWORK + PATIENCE

A post shared by Ryan Shazier (@shazier) on Apr 7, 2019 at 12:49pm PDT

Shazier also responded to a tweet from fellow teammate Defensive End Cam Heyward who tweeted, “This dude! I’d run through a brick wall for him any day. No questions,” Shazier tweeting, “Same for you my brother. 100”

Ryan Shazier’s tweet responses came after a video was posted by the Pittsburgh Steelers on Twitter and by Shazier himself on Instagram of the linebacker doing a box jump while on his way to recovery.

As reported on CNSNews.com on Dec. 6, 2018, “Shazier’s injury took place on Dec. 4, 2017 during what appeared to be a routine open field tackle. Shazier, according to ESPN, was credited with two total tackles in the game, one solo. As can be seen in the NFL.com highlight video from the game between the Steelers and the Bengals, Shazier did not get up, but was instead carted off the field following his hit on Bengals WR #80 Josh Malone. The Steelers linebacker would later undergo spinal stabilization surgery, according to NFL.com.”

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