Stephen Johnson returned to Kroger Field to watch last week’s spring game in a brace, carrying a crutch. He recently had surgery to repair torn PCL and MCL ligaments, and a partially shredded hamstring, which he says he sufferred against Tennesee...in 2016.
“There was a lot of pain,” Johnson said to the Louisville Courier Journal. “But I mean, it wasn’t a problem.
”It is what it is. I think most of the team knew about it, but it’s not something I was telling everybody.”
While Johnson wasn’t a world-class quarterback at Kentucky, the thing that got him through everything was his toughness. He was your prototypical “proven winner.” The fact that he played through these injuries to get Kentucky to two bowl games and produce winning records in back-to-back seasons. You can’t knock him for that.
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