Powell's high school coach Rick Rios told ESPN that one of the bullets got lodged between the wideout's C1 and C2 vertebrae and surgery was put off over the weekend while doctors waited for swelling in the area to go down.
Rios also said that Powell, 22, posted a video on Facebook over the weekend, sounding "weak" but speaking "audibly well." Powell also said he's staying positive about the ordeal and vowed to be back playing football soon.
"I know DP will overcome this as well!" Rios told ESPN. "He's a highly motivated kid!"
The Toledo Police Department told ESPN that the three suspects wore masks and were driving a gold car, but no arrests have been made.
Powell went undrafted, but was signed by the Cardinals in May.
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