A Northern Illinois linebacker who was wounded in a drive-by shooting earlier this month says he faces a lengthy recovery and will not play in 2011.
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Devon Butler said Friday he is at least six months away from beginning physical therapy. The junior from Pembroke Pines, Fla., was shot April 5 by a gunman in an SUV as he visited friends in an off-campus apartment building.
Butler was released from the hospital Tuesday after suffering a collapsed lung. A judge has set bond at $1 million each for two NIU students accused in the shooting.