A little over two years ago Stedman Bailey nearly lost his life after he suffered two gunshot wounds to his head while sitting in a car in Miami with his cousin. The bullets somehow avoided his brain, but he did suffer a fractured skull and required seven hours of surgery to save his life.
At that point, everyone assumed that he’d never be able to play in the NFL again, but he’s not giving up on his dream.
Bailey told Peter Schrader of Good Morning Football that he’s attempting an NFL comeback and doctors have cleared him to play:
— GMFB (@gmfb) December 13, 2017
Schrager said that just six months after his surgery, Bailey was jogging. Yet after a year, he still wasn’t satisfied with where he was at so he opted to have another procedure. This time, he had a titanium steel plate placed over the area where his skull was damaged and is “actually harder than the human skull.”
Bailey said he’s in the best shape of his life, is running a 4.4-second 40-yard dash and has been working out with Tavon Austin and Antonio Brown.
Here’s a clip of him going through drills from two days ago:
Sted you coming back???? Yes! I been delayed but never denied. & it’s all becoming crystal Clear now. So I will continue to work, work , work. That’s what I know. 10 toes down . #livingtestimony I’m just here to remind y’all ‼️ My guys @receiverfactory & @jtssportsperformance1 applying the pressure. Stick drill 🔋🔋
It remains to be seen if Bailey will get that chance but one thing is for sure, he refuses to give up on his dream and that is something we can all get behind of.