Finally, some good news.
But oh, boy, what a true exhale it is.
Steelers linebacker Ryan Shazier, who suffered a severe spinal injury December 4 against the Bengals, has regained feeling in his legs, according to WPXI.
Wow. Goosebumps. Forgive us if we didn't think we'd get this update anytime soon.
Ryan spent several nights in a Cincinnati hospital before being transferred to a Pittsburgh hospital to undergo spinal stabilization surgery.
I asked @VernonShazier how he and his family are getting through this difficult time. It all comes down to their relationship with God. He said, "I laid my hands on the shoulder of the doctor and I prayed for him". #WPXI https://t.co/LLJn0uEwbZ— Lisa Sylvester (@LisaSylvester) January 4, 2018
Not much more was revealed in this exclusive spot, as the family is keeping Ryan's progress a secret until he's ready himself to share the news.
Vernon's a strong believer in his son, and believes that not only is he on the right path to recovery, but he sees Ryan back on the football field once he's back to 100 percent.
If that's the case, our minds will truly be blown. Prayers continue to be up to this incredible athlete and person.
A week later, the story continued: The Steelers retweeted an inspirational shot of Shazier smiling at his first practice since the injury, alongside a moving note.
Stay tuned for updates on on Ryan's journey and recovery.