Jaguars defensive tackle Terrance Knighton met with reporters on Tuesday morning to discuss his eye injury before the Jaguars started their OTAs.
John Oehser of the Jaguars’ website was one of the writers on hand and he reports that Knighton started by apologizing to the Jaguars for the incident that led to his injury. Knighton got glass in his eye during a bar fight, one he said that didn’t directly involve him but did involve a friend that he was trying to help. Knighton said he was sorry that he was out that late and that he should have let security handle things, according to Gene Frenette of the Florida Times-Union.
Knighton has had two surgeries on his left eye, which he says is still not seeing things as well as the right eye. Progress has been good, though, and Knighton said that he is planning to be on the field for the start of training camp this summer.
“It’s progressing a lot faster than they thought it would,” Knighton said. “I plan on being ready by training camp. We’re going to move on that pace and pray for no setbacks. I haven’t had any so far.”
That fits with the original prognosis of a three month recovery for Knighton. Knighton has had trouble keeping weight off during past offseasons, but said that being idle hasn’t led to any problems at this point. The Jaguars defense is likely keeping its collective fingers crossed that none develop.