Shaun Bodiford knows he faces an uncertain future after hurting his knee in the Green Bay Packers' preseason game on Saturday night.
But he also knows a thing or two about overcoming adversity.
The Packers' return specialist says he will be out four to six weeks after injuring the medial collateral ligament in his knee during the Packers' preseason victory over the Seattle Seahawks
Now he's facing rehabilitation work before he can back into playing shape.
But injuries certainly aren't the toughest thing he's faced.
He was essentially left homeless in high school, living with friends, relatives, teammates and one of his coaches.
He began his college football career at Butte Junior College in California, where he was briefly a teammate of Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers.
Bodiford earned earned a scholarship to play at Portland State. He signed with the Lions as an undrafted free agent in May 2006.
He says the one thing he knows is that overcoming another obstacle will just make for a great story, and he's determined to make it happen.