Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Article of the Day - SJ to Make Full Recovery

USC football: Tailback Stafon Johnson's prognosis for full recovery is good

September 29, 2009 | 6:37 am


As The Times reported Monday night, doctors do not expect USC tailback Stafon Johnson to complete the season, but his prognosis for a full recovery is good after undergoing more than seven hours of throat surgery after a weightlifting accident.

Johnson, a senior, was injured while performing a bench-press exercise in USC's weight room below Heritage Hall. The school said an assistant strength and conditioning coach was acting as a spotter for Johnson, but the bar accidentally fell on Johnson's throat.

Full article here.

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  1. I, too, am glad that Stafon will make a full recovery, football or not. I was there when you covered him as a young high school stud prospect. Do you suppose his spotter was Jamie? The articles I've read said he was being spotted by an assistant strength and conditioning coach. If so, I hope he's doing OK as well.

  2. i actually wondered that too..either him or char. either way, two good dudes that i hope aren't too rattled about it. everyone seems pretty shaken from what i read, but the good news today is picking everyone up.