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Terrance Knighton needs surgery after eye injury

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Tania Ganguli of the Florida Times-Union reports that Jaguars defensive tackle Terrance Knighton required eye surgery after an “incident” that occurred early Sunday morning. Per Ganguli, Knighton sustained the injury at a Jacksonville nightclub.

Further details are unavailable.

Knighton, who’s entering the last year of his rookie contract, has spent the offseason slimming down in an effort to earn a big-money extension. Jaguars G.M. Gene Smith has assured Knighton that he’ll be “set for life” if he gets his conditioning under control and plays to the level the club expects.

The eye injury is an obstacle Knighton will now have to overcome in his pursuit of a long-term deal.

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13 Responses to “Terrance Knighton needs surgery after eye injury”
  1. jhart615 says: Apr 8, 2012 5:26 PM

    very underrated Defensive Tackle. Get well soon man hope it isn’t too bad. Go Jags

  2. harbaughshandshake says: Apr 8, 2012 5:44 PM

    champagne cork to the eye maybe?

  3. chocopoppy says: Apr 8, 2012 6:01 PM

    I remember him manhandling my Bengal o-linemen last season. I hope it’s not serious. Eye issues are frightening things…and could last a lifetime.

  4. jhart615 says: Apr 8, 2012 6:14 PM

    How can anybody ever hit the thumbs down on a post saying get well?

  5. blacksonvillegaguars says: Apr 8, 2012 6:24 PM

    see potroast, thats what you get when you bad mouth lil Timmy Teebow on twitter.


  6. fdugrad says: Apr 8, 2012 7:35 PM

    “Early Sunday”, “Nightclub”, “Incident”, “Slimming Down”…… Perhaps the real purpose of the Wonderlic is to determine the mathematical probability of words such as the above ones appearing on your resume at any point in your professional career prior to signing rookie OR subsequent contract(s)!

  7. seanb20124 says: Apr 8, 2012 7:55 PM

    Set for life. LMFAO

  8. bspn2 says: Apr 8, 2012 8:35 PM

    I’d bet money the surgery is for an orbital blowout fracture.

  9. swagjag says: Apr 8, 2012 10:27 PM

    Rumor has it he took a bottle to the face while stepping in to break up an altercation. Pot Roast is one of the most laid back and respectable guys on the team. He is usually a homebody too. The details will come out tomorrow. He already had surgery and was released. Hope he will be alright.

  10. q1ller says: Apr 8, 2012 10:53 PM

    I swear, is all these guys ever do is hang out in nightclubs? I don’t know how many times I have heard about incidents occurring at 3 friggin’ AM at or outside some nightclub. Can’t they get laid some other way?

  11. shackdelrio says: Apr 9, 2012 8:23 AM

    Knighton is not some Pacman Jones “makin’ it rain” playa. I’m betting it’s wrong place, wrong time.

  12. patpatriotagain says: Apr 9, 2012 8:37 AM

    nothing good happens at nightclubs

  13. vikingsnorth says: Apr 9, 2012 9:20 AM

    Set for life… just like Warren Sapp.

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