PITTSBURGH (AP) — The father of Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Ryan Shazier said his son has made significant progress since suffering a spinal injury in Cincinnati last month.

Vernon Shazier told WPXI-TV in Pittsburgh that his is "a long ways from where he was on that Monday night when he was lying on the field." Ryan Shazier left the first quarter of Pittsburgh's victory over the Bengals on Dec. 4 with a spinal injury. He underwent spinal stabilization surgery on Dec. 6. The extent of his injury has not been disclosed, though Vernon Shazier said Ryan has some feeling in his legs.

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