Late Monday night, L.A. sports anchor Curt Sandoval reported on Stafon Johnson’s recovery from a weightlifting injury: “USC’s Stafon Johnson won’t play this year after freak accident - but IS expected to make a full recovery!”
Sandoval added on-air that the emergency surgical procedure lasted seven hours and “could’ve cost Johnson his life.”
While it was left unsaid, the implication of a “full recovery” is that Johnson will play football again.
The L.A. TIMES reports that a source close to the family said “surgeons had planned to realign Johnson’s larynx and they were hopeful that he would regain his voice.”
More background info on Johnson’s injury and condition after the jump. Read more…