USC RB Stafon Johnson Injured In Weight Room Accident
According to a source with ESPN, USC Trojans running back Stafon Johnson was injured today in a freak weight room accident. The initial report suggests that Johnson was doing some sort of weight lifting when one of the bars fell or snapped and landed on Johnson’s throat. The report also mentioned the fact that Johnson was coughing up blood and bleeding from the nose. Emergency surgery may be needed and his condition at the hospital is “serious.”
First off, lets hope he is okay and nothing serious happened to the young man. Second, this could be a big loss for USC if he misses any practices or games. Johnson has been sharing the load at running back with Joe McKnight and there is no doubt that Johnson is USC’s best red zone runner.
So far this season he has 32 carries for 157 yards and five touchdowns including the game-winning touchdown at Ohio State.
If this injury is indeed serious, look for C.J. Gable and physical freak Allen Bradford to get more carries. Also, freshman speedster Curtis McNeal could even see some playing time.
Hopefully Johnson is okay and when there is more news released I will update this article!