In a procedural move on Wednesday, the Pittsbrugh Steelers have placed injured linebacker Ryan Shazier on the Physically Unable to Perform list.
Steelers placed LB Ryan Shazier on Reserve/Physically Unable to Perform List, which means he will not count against 90-man offseason roster.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) May 2, 2018
Having already been ruled out for the 2018 season after suffering a serious spine injury last year, Shazier’s status remains in question moving forward. The move makes sure that he doesn’t count against Pittsburgh’s 90-man roster as offseason programs around the NFL ramp up in the coming weeks.
Shazier was on hand at the 2018 NFL Draft this past week to announce the Steelers’ first-round pick. While it was great to see the Pro Bowl linebacker walk up to the podium in Arlington, it’s clear that he’s still having some major physical problems stemming from the above-mentioned injury (more on that here).
The linebacker’s long-term prognosis seems to be good. It just remains to be seen if he’ll ever return to the NFL gridiron after such a devastating injury.