Ryan Shazier, former OSU player and current Pittsburgh Steeler, shares inspirational milestone following spinal injury

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Posted at 12:22 PM, Apr 08, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-08 12:23:14-04

If you need some Monday motivation, look no further than Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker and former OSU football player Ryan Shazier’s latest milestone following a severe spinal injury that threatened his ability to walk.

In an Instagram video that has since went viral, Shazier posted a major feat on his road to recovery— a 3-foot box jump.


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The two-time Pro Bowler was carted off the field in December 2017 in Cincinnati after a tackling attempt, according to ESPN.

The Ohio State alumnus was initially left unable to walk after the injury, but after undergoing several surgeries, he's taught himself to walk and drive a car again.

His family told ESPN that they are grateful for the progress he has achieved so far, but know he has a long way to go.