Visions of return inspired wounded player

Updated: October 26, 2009, 12:24 PM ET
By Mike Loveday | ESPNRISE.com

It is 9 p.m., and George Washington Carver (Atlanta) defensive end Andre Johnson is running faster than he ever has. But instead of chasing a quarterback, Johnson is running for his life and leaving a trail of blood behind him.

Johnson was spending Sunday, April 5, with his half-brother Nicholas in the Atlanta suburb of Peoplestown when a car rounded a corner and the sound of gunshots shattered the joyful mood.

Johnson was only a few months removed from his ...

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