Pittsburgh Steelers inside linebacker Ryan Shazier hasn't halted his pursuit of returning to the NFL quite yet.
In fact, while rehabbing from the awful spine injury which left him temporarily unable to move or feel his legs, it appears the Steelers are putting him to work in an alternative manner.
Noted that he won't attempt to suit up in 2018, GM Kevin Colbert sent Shazier to the University of Pittsburgh's Pro-Day as a scout.
The Steelers’ Ryan Shazier is keeping busy as a scout while recovering from spinal injuryhttps://t.co/Afc4segucl— Sports Illustrated (@SInow) March 22, 2018
Prior to his spine contusion in Week 13, which required a spinal operation to correct the damage, Shazier was the heart of Pittsburgh's defense. The speedy outside linebacker produced three interceptions, two forced fumbles, to go along with 89 total tackles.
The Steelers are currently figuring ways through the draft, free agency, and trades in order to replace the value lost with Shazier sidelined.
His latest Instagram's caption read, "Teaching me how to evaluate!!!"
The progression seen within the 25 year-old is leading many to believe he will eventually return to the sidelines, and this story is nothing sort of inspiring.
We're all rooting for you Ryan, and in the meantime, take the intense fire you bring week in and week out to the scouting department. The Steelers need the help as they seek the young pieces through the draft that can help their title pursuit, as their Super Bowl window begins to close.