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Terrance Knighton plans to be ready for training camp

Terrance Knighton AP

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.

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5 Responses to “Terrance Knighton plans to be ready for training camp”
  1. hardate says: May 15, 2012 12:18 PM

    I hope his progress continues. He’s in a contract year and Potroast is key to our defenses success this year.

  2. patsfan1275 says: May 15, 2012 1:06 PM

    I bet he’s really “looking forward” to playing again

  3. doe22us says: May 15, 2012 2:05 PM

    When i was a kid a family friend got hurt in his eye, the cause of it running into a glass case. Needless to say seeing through that injured eye has been extremely problematic. I wish pork roast or chop the best, but i am not surprised he has undergone two surgeries on that eye.

  4. cali49er707 says: May 15, 2012 2:33 PM

    patsfan1275 says:
    May 15, 2012 1:06 PM
    I bet he’s really “looking forward” to playing again

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    and people wonder why the world is so F’d^, well just look & read how people are getting enjoyment out of somebodys eye sight deteriorating or him possibly going blind!! because, stuff like that is just SOOOO FUNNY!!!! STAY CLASSY

  5. realnflmaster says: May 15, 2012 2:48 PM

    What a nickname, “hamerburger” lol, kind of funny.

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