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USC football: Stafon Johnson expected to be released from hospital Wednesday

October 13, 2009 |  4:31 pm


USC tailback Stafon Johnson, who is recovering from throat surgery necessitated by a weightlifting accident, is expected to be released from the hospital Wednesday, the school announced.

Johnson was injured Sept. 28 when a bar carrying 275 pounds slipped from his hand and fell on his throat.

"There is still a process for all of the recovery of all the intricacies here, but he's going to be out and about and all of that, so we're thrilled for him," Coach Pete Carroll said at his weekly newsconference.

When the sixth-ranked Trojans play at No. 25 Notre Dame on Saturday the Trojans will wear stickers on their helmets that read "STA FIGHT ON" over the number 13.

--Gary Klein

Photo: Stafon Johnson kneels in the end zone before the Sept. 19 game against Washington. Credit: Wally Skalij, Los Angeles Times.