Ryan Shazier walks away from the game he loved after serious injury
PITTSBURGH, Pa. (AP) - Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Ryan Shazier has announced his retirement nearly three years after a spinal injury put his career on indefinite hold.
Shazier required spine stabilization surgery after getting hurt in Cincinnati in December 2017.
The two-time Pro Bowler became a source of inspiration during his rehab as he learned to walk again.
The team placed him on the reserved/retired list during the offseason.
The 28-year-old says he still loves football but is ready to begin the next chapter of his life.
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