Shazier underwent spinal stabilization surgery on December 7, three days after he was injured on "Monday Night Football" vs. the Bengals while making a tackle with his head down. His journey to gaining feeling in his legs started with multiple nights in a Cincinnati area hospital before he was transferred to Pittsburgh. "He's a long way from where he was on that Monday night", Vernon said. Shazier underwent spinal stabilization surgery there before eventually beginning the long rehab process.
Vernon Shazier told WPXI that his son has feeling in his legs a month to the day after the injury occurred. Still, Vernon Shazier broke down in tears while telling WPXI about when he first heard from his son following the injury.
"He said, "Daddy, pray for me". Shazier watched the team's Week 15 matchup with the New England Patriots from a Heinz Field suite, causing a roar from the home crowd when he appeared on the giant video screen there.
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Shazier's teammates, though, have insisted that they care far less about seeing him back on the field than simply back on his legs, walking.
"He's much better, but we've agreed to keep his progress private until he's ready to share where he's at", Vernon added, declining to comment on whether Ryan has resumed walking.
Vernon Shazier told ESPN at the time that details about the injury could not be given out.
"He's making progress daily", Vernon said. "When he went down, all of us went down with him". "I Shalieve. I Shalieve", Vernon said.