NFL wide receiver Stedman Bailey has been waived with a non-football injury designation by the Los Angeles Rams on Tuesday.
Bailey was shot multiple times in the head while his cousin Antwan Reeves, who was driving the car was shot 11 times while trying to protect the children they were with last November 24,2015.
Bailey and Reeves were still able to drive to the hospital to have themselves evaluated and treated. Bailey went through a six-hour surgery where he was put into a medically induced coma to keep the swelling down in the brain.
He was released from the hospital last December 24, 2015.
The NFL wide receiver is still on the road to full recovery, and although he isn’t allowed back to the field yet, Bailey has been attending organized team activities and has been helping the Rams’ other wide receivers with their drills.
Earlier in April, Tavon Austin, also a Rams wide receiver, posted a video on Instagram showing Bailey practicing with him and running routes, showing his improvement with his pace.
According to Rams’ coach Jeff Fisher, Bailey needs to seek multiple opinions from neurologists and doctors if he could get back in playing football and if he can handle the strenuous workouts that the team goes through before he could go back in the field.
Fisher said that it has been great to have Bailey around the team because he has been helping out a lot. An NFL team source has also said that if ever Bailey finishes the waivers, he will be given a chance to come back to the Rams with a non-football playing role.