Stafon Johnson’s First Recovery Photo Posted

Here’s the first photo I’ve seen of Stafon Johnson as he makes his recovery from a serious weightlifting accident.

Stafon Johnson First Recovery Photo

(The barbell on Stafon’s shirt? Noted.)

David Wharton of the L.A. TIMES updates:

Johnson is up and moving around and no longer requires a feeding tube, Carroll said. However, he is limited to a liquid diet and has not spoken.

“They don’t even let him make a peep right now,” the coach said.

“They were beside themselves with the wonderful results they got, to see how everything they worked on is looking great at this point,” Coach Pete Carroll said. “His throat really is responding well, enough that the doctor couldn’t wait to get out here and talk about it.”

Sounds great, eh?

Now for a stiff dose of reality from the two surgeons who operated on Johnson. An itemized assessment of the injury and recovery - after the jump:

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