After Rams receiver Stedman Bailey was shot twice in the head last November, the most pressing question was whether he’d survive. Then the question became whether he’d return to a normal life.
Now, the only question that seems to be left is whether (or when) he’ll return to the NFL.
In a video posted on Twitter and retweeted by Bailey, the 2013 third-round pick from West Virginia is seen running routes at top speed, in a way that would never suggest that he had suffered such serious injuries only five months ago.
In the video, Bailey is working out with his former Mountaineers teammate Tavon Austin, who was drafted in the first round by the Rams three years ago.
Last month, Rams coach Jeff Fisher said that Bailey was in the process of seeking opinions from neurologists and other specialists to determine whether he can play, and whether he can engage in the kind of rehab program that will allow him to play.
Even if Bailey’s effort falls short (and it would be unwise to bet against him), Bailey already has overcome the odds in a way that should serve as an inspiration to anyone who faces any kind of adversity.