Sports Injured Ryan Shazier attends Steelers practice

23:52  10 january  2018
23:52  10 january  2018 Source:   sportsnet.ca

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Ryan Shazier Attends Steelers Practice . Shazier suffered the injury in the first half of the Steelers ' 23-20 win over the Bengals in Week 14. He was rushed to University of Cincinnati Trauma Center, a Level I trauma center, and was then transferred to the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, where

Pittsburgh Steelers Pro Bowl linebacker Ryan Shazier attended practice for the first time since injuring his spine against Cincinnati last month. FILE - In this June 13, 2017, file photo, Pittsburgh Steelers ' Ryan Shazier is shown at an NFL football minicamp, in Pittsburgh.

image: <span style=The extent of Ryan Shazier’s injury has not been released." src="/upload/images/real/2018/01/10/image-span-style-font-size-13px-the-extent-of-ryan-shazier-rsquo-s-injury-has-not-been-released-span_536603_.img?content=1" /> © image The extent of Ryan Shazier’s injury has not been released.

Pittsburgh Steelers Pro Bowl linebacker Ryan Shazier attended practice on Wednesday for the first time since injuring his spine against Cincinnati last month.

Shazier posted a photo on Instagram on Wednesday afternoon from the team’s indoor training facility as Pittsburgh prepared to host Jacksonville in the divisional round of the playoffs. Shazier, who underwent spine stabilization surgery on Dec. 6, is pictured in a wheelchair wearing sweatpants and a Steelers jacket.

The extent of Shazier’s injury has not been released. He called his visit to the facility "a first down" in his recovery. Shazier says he has been "making strides" over the past month but added he is "far from done." The 25-year-old Shazier says he is "working harder than ever" to get back.

The Steelers host the Jaguars on Sunday and the winner will advance to the AFC title game.

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