Stedman Bailey is showing signs of improvement one week after being shot that left him in a critical condition.
It can be recalled that St. Louis Rams wide receiver sustained two gunshot wounds to the head last week in Florida.
Bailey was with his two childen ages 10 and 5 and a cousin when the shooting incident occurred before nine in the evening while inside their vehicle outside of another cousin’s house.
He was shot twice.
No other passengers were injured during the shooting, according to the police, who are continuing their investigation on the incident.
According to Rams head coach Jeff Fisher, Bailey is “improving.”
Fisher also confirmed that Bailey was put in a medically induced coma to keep the swelling in his brain at bay before surgery.
Doctors performed the delicate surgery on Bailey Wednesday last week, a procedure which took around six hours, according to Fisher.
Bailey has since remained at the intensive care unit of a South Florida medical facility.
Fisher said that confirmation of Bailey’s progress also came via a photograph his girlfriend sent to the team before the Rams’ game on Sunday.
Fisher gave no further details of Bailey’s shooting. The Miami Gardens Police Department is handling the ongoing investigation.
Before the incident, the 25-year-old Bailey had been working out in Miami while serving his four-game suspension for violating the National Football League’s policy on substance abuse.
Bailey was the third round draftee of St. Louis in 2013. He has caight 59 passes for 843 yards and two touchdowns in his three years with the Rams.