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Edinburgh player eager to go after recovering from football injuries

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With area football players gearing up for the 2014 high school season, one athlete is looking forward to it a little more than most.

Less than a year after suffering life-threatening injuries during a game, Edinburgh’s Steven Bailey is back in action, having completed summer workouts in advance of the first official day of practice Aug. 4.

Although Bailey defied expectations and actually returned toward the end of last season — he participated in some practices and made a limited appearance in the final game — he needed to overcome some mental hurdles before he could fully throw himself into the fast-paced world of blocking, tackling and heavy collisions.

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