USC running back Stafon Johnson is having throat surgery Monday after a weightlifting accident on campus.
Stafon Johnson. (Jeff Golden / Getty Images)
He was bench-pressing with a spotter when the bar fell out of his right hand and landed on his throat, according to a report on USC’s Web site.
“It was an unfortunate accident and Stafon is getting great care right now,” coach Pete Carroll said in a statement. “We don’t have a lot of information at this point and we’ll keep everyone updated, but our thoughts and prayers are with Stafon.”