Eagles WR Ron Johnson suffers “gruesome” leg injury


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.