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Johnson making encouraging recovery

Updated: October 9, 2009, 12:18 AM ET
ESPN.com news services

LOS ANGELES -- Southern California coach Pete Carroll says tailback Stafon Johnson is healing remarkably well just 10 days after a weightlifting accident crushed his throat and larynx.

Johnson had several tests Thursday that left his doctors delighted with the speed of his recovery, Carroll says. Johnson, who scored the go-ahead touchdown in No. 7 USC's win at Ohio State last month, had seven hours of reconstructive surgery after the accident.

Carroll says Johnson already is ...

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