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Johnson ready to get back on field

Fully recovered from his freak throat injury, Stafon Johnson is prepared for Saturday's Senior Bowl

Updated: January 29, 2010, 1:11 PM ET
By Shelley Smith | ESPNLosAngeles.com

For weeks he had been training like crazy. He would be up at dawn for an hourlong drive from his apartment near the USC campus to a gym in Westlake Village. There he would run sprints, catch footballs with arms wrapped around a pole, stretch rubber tubes in abnormal directions to strengthen his core and lift weights, of course, lift weights.

But it wasn't until he ran out to the field for his first practice at the Senior Bowl in Mobile, Ala., on Monday that former USC running back Stafon ...

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