The concern is real.
For all the people who have never met or interacted with Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Ryan Shazier, the concern they feel for his overall well-being is not fake. It is not fabricated strictly on the fact he plays for their favorite football team.
When no real updates of any significance ever come about, all of Steelers Nation is left wondering what is going on with Shazier? Will he ever walk again? Will he ever step foot on a football field again? The game isn’t important, but his health is paramount.
On Wednesday Shazier posted a message to fans on his social media channels, and it showed something he hasn’t shown publicly to-date. Himself in a wheelchair attending his first team practice since his injury. He had attended meetings, but hadn’t made it to practice yet.
He can check that box off his to-do list.
I want to thank the Lord for the first downs that he has been allowing me to achieve. The touchdown is going to come in his timing, but today was a first down. I was finally able to make it to practice with my teammates. It’s great to be back for practices and meetings. Just to be able to feel a part of it means the world. So I’m working harder than I ever have to get back. Ive been making strides over the past month and continue to make progress. Taking it day-by-day, but I’m far from done. The Lord has not finished his work yet. I want to say thank you to the fans and Steelers Nation for the prayers. If it wasn’t for my family, friends and your prayers I wouldn’t be were I am now. They have lifted me and my family through this journey and I ask for you to continue praying for me, as I continue to work daily on improving my health. #Shalieve#Steelers#prayfor50
It is great to see Shazier smiling, and his positive words of inspiration reflect nothing but hope in his future. We here at BTSC wish Shazier nothing but the best, and will continue to send our thoughts and prayers his way in hope of a full recovery.
In the meantime, we all continue to SHALIEVE!