|Eagles injury list growing.|
season is over after the scrappy wide receiver’s left foot caught in the grass,
snapping the ankle out of the socket and possibly fracturing the joint Monday.
It occurred in a
seven-on-seven drill which, at the worst could be the last for the gritty guy
from Southern Cal who spent most of last season on the Eagles’ practice
The ankle turned so far that Johnson attempted to put it back in place.
"It wouldn't stay in," Eagles head athletic trainer Rick Burkholder said. "And then we tried to put it back in and it wouldn't stay, either.
“He was in a lot
of pain. It was an ugly
sight. That’s one of those things where if you see it on TV they tell you to
turn your back. But it’s a pretty straightforward injury. Fracture-dislocations
happen in trauma and these docs are the best at fixing them. It looks bad when
it happens but the results can turn out pretty well.”
become the second wide receiver to undergo surgery in a matter of days, joining
Riley Cooper, who had his left collarbone repaired Monday. The rest of the
injury news is OK. After an MRI, Pro Bowl defensive end Jason Babin (strained
calf) could miss only a week.
Before Johnson's misfortune the Eagles worked out wide receiver Travis Cobb (Arizona).
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