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Report: Ryan Shazier Has Feeling In His Legs

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Steelers linebacker Ryan Shazier, who was carted off the field with a spinal injury during a Dec. 4 game, has regained feeling in his legs, according to a report from WPXI.

Ryan’s father Vernon told WPXI his son is doing “much better,” but declined to offer specifics.


“I don’t want to go into a whole lot of this,” Vernon said when asked if his son is walking. “He’s much better, but we agreed to keep his progress private until he’s ready to share where he’s at.”

Vernon said he believes his son will play football again.

That Shazier has regained feeling in his legs is the most positive news on his recovery so far, though like most updates, it’s vague. A few weeks ago, Vernon told ESPN that his son was improving but that “he couldn’t get into specifics about the injury.”

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