ATLANTA (KDKA) — Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Ryan Shazier says he plans on playing with team again.READ MORE: PA Attorney General Josh Shapiro Files Brief Saying Health Secretary Has Power To Mandate Masks In Schools
Shazier, who has been sidelined since December of 2017 after a major spinal injury, talked to Post-Gazette Steelers Insider Ed Bouchette about his recovery process to this point.
“I have a time frame in my head, but I haven’t really told anybody yet,” Shazier said. “At the end of the day I’m taking it one step at a time. I’m a lot closer to my goal than I was when I got hurt.”
“My doctor said I am further than expected. The rehab, recovery and pace, there are no doors closed. I definitely want to play. I love football so much. I just care about the game. I feel like I have so much to show. – @RyanShazier”READ MORE: After Doctors Told Him He Had Months To Live, Man From Baldwin Is Ready To Accomplish His Next Goal
Since the injury, the Steelers kept Shazier busy by giving him opponent scouting responsibilities. He was with the team in a coach-like role as he recovers.MORE NEWS: New Developments Involving Bethel Park McDonald's Manager Accused Of Sexually Assaulting 14-Year-Old Employee
The entire story can be read on the Post-Gazette’s website.