The last time Ryan Shazier stepped onto the field at Paul Brown Stadium in Cincinnati, nearly a year ago, he was carried back off on a gurney.
On December 4, 2017, Shazier, a linebacker for the Pittsburgh Steelers, was involved in a head-on hit while attempting to tackle a Cincinnati Bengals player. Immediately following the collision, Shazier collapsed on the field and placed his hand on the middle of his back, and though he was capable of rolling to his side, he wasn’t able to move his...
“This is a place that we’ll always remember,” Ben Roethlisberger told reporters after the Steelers' 28-21 victory.
Before the Steelers’ game against the Bengals, Ryan Shazier visited the Cincinnati hospital that first cared for him after his injury. It’s been more than 10 months since Ryan Shazier suffered a devastating spinal injury during a Monday Night Football game in December 2017. His path to recovery has been a long one, but Sunday the linebacker walked back on the field at Paul Brown Stadium for the first time since suffering his injury.
We all #SHALIEVE. pic.twitter.com/MeJeJQdWSk— Pittsburgh...