Last week, Cleveland Browns and former Miami Hurricanes running back Duke Johnson scored a touchdown against the Green Bay Packers. While in the end zone, he dropped to a knee and looked up to the sky, holding up five fingers in his left hand and a zero in his right while saying a prayer for injured Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Ryan Shazier (who wears No. 50).
He did it again this week after scoring against the Baltimore Ravens, this time getting some teammates involved:
Duke Johnson for 6️⃣! pic.twitter.com/KpM0KoMFCE
— Cleveland Browns (@Browns) December 17, 2017
Shazier sustained a serious spinal injury while attempting to make a tackle a few weeks ago against the Cincinnati Bengals. After falling to the ground, he visibly reached for his back and appeared to have no movement in his legs. He needed a cart to be removed from the field, and has been in a hospital since.
As of Thursday, Shazier has started physical rehabilitation as part of his recovery process and doctors remain hopeful that he will walk again.
“I didn’t do it for the praise,” Johnson said earlier this week, according to the Browns’ official website. “it’s just looking out for one of our own. …My prayers go out to him and his family through these tough times. Like I said, it’s just something you never really look at playing football, you know it can happen but you hardly ever see it, just to see it, it’s eye-opening.”
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