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Eagles WR Ron Johnson suffers “gruesome” leg injury

Ron Johnson, Brandon Boykin AP

Eagles receiver Ron Johnson went down in training camp practice today with a leg injury that was described by those on the scene as nasty.

Jeff McLane of the Philadelphia Inquirer called Johnson’s injury “gruesome.” Dave Zangaro of CSNPhilly.com wrote that Johnson’s feet got caught as he went down to the ground hard, and that he suffered what looked like an “ugly” ankle injury. Several people on the scene said it looked like the kind of injury that ends a player’s season.

Johnson’s leg was immobilized and he was carted off the field. Many of his teammates approached him to wish him well as the medical staff took him away.

A 2011 sixth-round draft pick of the 49ers, Johnson was cut by San Francisco just before the start of the regular season last year and picked up by the Eagles. Johnson is the second receiver the Eagles have lost in training camp; Riley Cooper suffered a broken collarbone on Saturday.

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14 Responses to “Eagles WR Ron Johnson suffers “gruesome” leg injury”
  1. jayman35 says: Jul 30, 2012 4:32 PM

    I hate to ever see players get injured, but this is bad karma to Michael Vick and his team for making stupid comments about a dynasty.

  2. pappert says: Jul 30, 2012 4:47 PM

    nothing against ron.. hope he recovers.. but better him than 52 other players i can think of

  3. blackbug99 says: Jul 30, 2012 4:50 PM

    If they want an 18 game season, they better dump the preseason games for maybe organized 2 team controlled scrimmages or altogether. No team is going 18 w/o serious injuries!!

  4. therealtrenches says: Jul 30, 2012 4:53 PM

    Oh well…there goes the dynasty.

    Cue comments by the Andy Haters, criticizing him for running a camp that’s too tough…

  5. tombrookshire says: Jul 30, 2012 4:54 PM

    Hello Plax, Andy here. Yo, you may have heard. We are now down two receivers. One is done for the season. Got any plans for 2012? Didn’t think so. How soon can you get here. Oh, you’re already in town. Great!

  6. kelmcc says: Jul 30, 2012 5:01 PM

    I guess the bright side is…. he was only going to get paid for the next few weeks. Now he gets paid for the year.

  7. brooklynniner19 says: Jul 30, 2012 5:50 PM

    Thats what happens when you leave the 9ers!! jk get well . haha

  8. hendeeze says: Jul 30, 2012 6:02 PM

    paging T.O.

  9. woodson28 says: Jul 30, 2012 6:07 PM

    At least he has that job selling car stereos at the mall to fall back on.

  10. mancave001 says: Jul 30, 2012 6:14 PM

    Dude, we still have a guy named McNutt. After years of labeling McNabb “McNutts,” getting him was a dream come true. I guess it was too much to hope that we’d have a Ron JOHNSON on the same team.

    No worries though, I hear Phil McCracken is available.

  11. abninf says: Jul 30, 2012 9:07 PM

    Hopefully this doesn’t put the Dynasty in jeopardy. They’re going for another Lombardi this year.

  12. mikexzilla says: Jul 30, 2012 10:37 PM

    damn our secondary is playing real physical im loving it, minus the injuries i still have faith in mcnutt having a good season at #4

  13. oldbyrd says: Jul 31, 2012 9:11 AM

    I personally think Plax is a good iea. Even if its red zone play only. He still has great hands. Bet ya he has melowed too.

  14. bluebongzilla says: Jul 31, 2012 9:26 AM

    Good thing it’s just the Eagles.

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