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Ryan Shazier still aiming for Hall of Fame despite injury

Ryan Shazier

Suffering a serious spine injury has not changed Ryan Shazier’s goal of making the Hall of Fame.

Shazier joined his Pittsburgh Steelers teammate Roosevelt Nix on his podcast that was released on Tuesday. In their conversation, the two talked about Shazier’s recovery from a serious injury suffered during a Monday night game against the Bengals on Dec. 4.

Shazier told Nix that he is doing two hours of rehab, five days a week, and that doctors and therapists are raving about the progress he’s making.

“The therapists are like, ‘Man this is crazy; I’ve never seen anyone work this hard.’ They almost see progression every day,” Shazier said, as transcribed by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette’s Ed Bouchette.

“They say like some progressions they see week to week , they see from me day to day.”

Shazier showed some fire and complained that he was left off the Pro Bowl team. He says he has been fueled by that snub. Shazier also said he still

“Since I’ve been in college, I really wanted to go to the Hall of Fame,” Shazier told Nix. “I still want to go to the Hall of Fame. All my goals are like making me want to go to the Hall of Fame.”

Maintaining those goals should help Shazier in his recovery. Nobody knows how much progress he will be able to make in his therapy sessions, but it’s clear he will be doing everything he can to get back to full strength as soon as possible.

Audio of the full interview is below:


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