Ryan Shazier Says Goal Is to Return to Football After Spine Injury

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Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Ryan Shazier said Wednesday he still hopes to play in the NFL again after suffering a serious spine injury last season that required spinal stabilization surgery.chinese nfl nike jerseys

Ian Rapoport of NFL Network provided comments from Shazier, who’s already been ruled out for the 2018 season.

“My dream is to come back and play football again,” he said. “I have that in the back of my mind every day I go to rehab. I’m trying to stay positive every day. … They feel like I’m doing a lot better than expected.”cheap chinese authentic nfl jerseys

The 25-year-old Florida native has since made steady progress in his recovery and maintained his desire to get back on the football field every step of the way.

He stood up during appearances at the Ohio State spring game and a Pittsburgh Penguins game. In April, he announced the Steelers’ selection of safety Terrell Edmunds after walking on stage at the 2018 NFL draft.chinese made nfl jerseys

Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette recorded video of Shazier walking to the podium with support of a cane Wednesday:

In February, he appeared on a podcast hosted by Steelers fullback Roosevelt Nix and said his long-term goals haven’t changed, per A.J. Perez of USA Today.nfl clothing

“I’m still reaching (to be) that Hall of Famer,” Shazier said. “I feel like I’m (the) best linebacker ever. I just got to get back out there so everyone can see it.”nfl clothing for women

He told reporters Wednesday he’s been mostly operating in an unofficial coaching capacity during offseason practices while continuing the rehab process.