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Ryan Shazier posts footage of gym workout (vid)

Ryan Shazier on Friday morning shared a video on Instagram that’s sure to thrill the many supporters pulling for him as he recovers from a traumatic spinal injury suffered during a Dec. 4 game: Footage of him engaged in a gym workout.

Shazier notes in the comments posted to Instagram that he’s solely focused on upper-body work, but that does not take away how he keeps reaching milestone after milestone in his recovery.

Shazier underwent spinal stabilization surgery in December and encouraging updates have been common as the Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker engages in what will be an extremely difficult recovery. Among them is how Shazier made the transition to outpatient treatment upon his release from a rehab facility last month.

Shazier later stated he has every intention to not only resume his playing career but also one day be enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. However, the Steelers have since announced Shazier will not play in 2018. But that shouldn’t diminish the remarkable progress Shazier continues to make, up to and including Friday’s workout.