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Injured USC Tailback, Stafon Johnson, Joins Twitter

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On Monday USC’s Stafon Johnson suffered a very serious injury, while lifting, when a weight bar fell on his throat, essentially crushing his throat and larynx. Stafon had to endure a seven-hour surgical procedure to repair the damage.

The good news is his doctors are expecting him to make a full recovery; the bad news is his senior season is likely over.

Stafon’s mother was quoted, on USC’s website, as saying:

"Words cannot express the outpouring of love and support we’ve received. It’s overwhelming, and it means so much to me and Stafon."

After the lengthy surgery, Stafon is currently unalbe to verbally communicate. In order to show his thanks, Stafon followed in the footsteps of his head coach, Pete Carroll (@PeteCarroll), turning to Twitter where he tweeted the following:

Stafon Johnson's tweet

Stafon has even set up is own Twitter account (@Stafon13). Now he’ll be able to keep his fans up-to-date on his road to recovery. Just yesterday, Stafon sent out his first tweet from his the account:

Stafon Johnson's tweet

Sure, some people see Twitter is a useless service but it’s stories like this one that show what Twitter can truly be used for.

Everyone here at WebProNews wishes you a speedy recovery Stafon.

Injured USC Tailback, Stafon Johnson, Joins Twitter
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  • Guest

    You are a strong young man and we are all pulling for you here in Gator country. You have been the topic of conversation all over town here in Fernandina Beach, FL. Wish you well and speedy recovery!!

  • Reggie

    Get better stafon, god speed.

  • Guest

    All the best to Stafon and his family during this difficult time. What a brave young man! We will miss seeing you kick butt on the field, but everyone will be thinking of you– don’t worry about that! Take great care, young man. You will heal.

  • Stacey

    best wishes for a speedy recovery,

  • Guest

    I live in Ohio and I am a buckeye fan your game winning td hurt but my thoughts and prayers are with you.

  • Saucy

    We share No. 13…you, USC, for me, birth order. Stafon, please know that you are in our hearts and prayers and God will see you through this…count it all good! …as strange as that may seem to hear and believe. You have touched so many lives already, through your talent as a football player but even more so as a man of God, and I, as an 84-year-old great- grandmother, am among your many and devoted fans. Know that you are destined for a life that will be everything you desire…Just believe! My family and I love you and wish only the best for you, Stafon!

  • Donovan

    I hope he is doing better now. He should be hitting the strength training equipment to recover faster.