Trent Guy: 'I'm just blessed to be alive'

Trent Guy
Trent Guy

By Maira Ansari - bio | email

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - University of Louisville wide receiver Trent Guy is making an amazing recovery after being shot in the back a month ago. Saturday, WAVE 3's Maira Ansari was there as Guy spoke out about the night he was shot and his plans to play again for U of L.

Guy says he expects to play this season despite a gunshot wound suffered outside a local nightclub last month.

"A lot of shots were fired. So, I do think about it and I'm just blessed to be alive," said Guy.

Guy said Saturday during the team's annual media day that he has no plans to sit out the year and he could be cleared to practice with the team by early September.

"It's killing me to sit out," said Guy.

Guy was shot in the back outside a parking garage near a nightclub in the early hours of July 5. He had surgery to remove the bullet and spent several days in the hospital.

"Out of 19 shots, only one hit me and hit no one else," said Guy.

"Football is a game of inches. Trent was probably four inches away from where that bullet hit of not being here right now," said Steve Kragthorpe, U of L head coach.

Guy began running on Friday, but it will be several weeks before he can participate in a full practice. Kragthorpe said Guy's recovery is remarkable and has helped pull the team together.

"I think our guys ... it gave them a better appreciation for life number one their own life. And also for their teammates and their friendships," said Kragthorpe.

No arrests have been made in the shooting.

The Cardinals open the season on Sunday, August 31st against Kentucky at Papa John's Cardinal Stadium.