Bad luck continues for rookie Matt Johnson
Limited to one minicamp practice in the offseason because of league rules, Johnson was held out of most of training camp because of a hamstring injury. He made his preseason debut Saturday vs. St. Louis and was unable to finish the game because of a hamstring injury to his other leg.
“I felt it on the first play and I thought to myself that it’s not a hamstring,” Johnson said. “I just didn’t want to believe it and it kept getting worse.”
Johnson played a few snaps in the second half and was expected to get a lot of time in Wednesday’s preseason finale vs. Miami. Now there’s a question of when he will be healthy again.
“Really disappointing, I don’t know what else to say about it,” said Johnson, who would have had a chance to compete for a starting spot if he'd been healthy. “I try to believe everything happens for a reason but it’s hard to see why it keeps happening. I’ve tried to do everything right rehab-wise and diet-wise and strengthening it and then the other one happens. We’ll just get on top if it and get it healthy as soon as I can.”
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