Steelers’ Ryan Shazier dances at wedding 17 months after spinal surgery


Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Ryan Shazier takes questions during a news conference at the NFL football teams headquarters, Wednesday, June 6, 2018, in Pittsburgh. (Keith Srakocic/AP)

Many doubted whether Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Ryan Shazier would ever walk again after suffering a spinal cord injury in a December 2017 game against the Cincinnati Bengals.

Fast forward to Saturday, 17 months later, and Shazier continues to shatter initial expectations in his ongoing recovery.

In a heart-warming video, Shazier is seen dancing with his wife while celebrating their wedding alongside friends and family.

Shazier still holds a spot on Pittsburgh’s 90-man roster, which provides him with medical coverage and adds another season toward his league pension.

The two-time Pro Bowler has already been ruled out for the 2019 season.

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