3:28pm: According to Rapoport (via Twitter), Bailey continued to have “extensive surgery” this afternoon. The procedure was slated to be done about three hours ago, but doctors are continuing to try to help him recover.
WEDNESDAY, 12:43am: The Rams have issued a statement on Bailey, announcing that they have spoken the wideout, who is “in the hospital in critical, but stable, condition.” The club continues to gather facts about the situation and will provide further updates as they become available.
TUESDAY, 11:48pm: According to Ian Rapoport of NFL.com (via Twitter), Stedman was shot twice in the head while sitting in a car with two young relatives and his cousin. Mike Garafolo of FOX Sports adds (via Twitter) that Bailey is conscious and will undergo “what could be extensive surgery.”
11:43pm: Rams wide receiver Stedman Bailey has been involved in a shooting incident and sustained a head wound, reports Michael Silver of NFL.com (Twitter links). According to Silver, the injury is not believed to be life-threatening, but Bailey will undergo surgery on Wednesday morning.
Details on the incident are still unclear, but multiple players around the NFL have published tweets passing along their thoughts and prayers to Bailey, and the shooting has been confirmed by multiple outlets. Aaron Wilson of the National Football Post (Twitter links) says Bailey was shot in the hip as well as in the head, adding that the incident took place in South Florida, where the 25-year-old is from. According to Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk, the Rams are expected to release a statement soon.
Bailey, who turned 25 earlier this month, has been with the Rams since being selected in the third round of the 2013 draft. While he hasn’t played a huge role in the team’s offense, Bailey has been targeted 25 times this season, catching 12 balls for 182 yards and a touchdown. He is currently halfway through serving a four-game suspension for violating the NFL’s policy on performance-enhancing substances.