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Johnson to be released from hospital

Updated: October 13, 2009, 8:00 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

USC senior tailback Stafon Johnson will be released from the hospital Wednesday, more than two weeks after a weightlifting accident crushed his throat and larynx.

Trojans coach Pete Carroll told 710 ESPN Radio of his player's imminent release, which Johnson's mother, Kim Mallory, confirmed to ESPN's Shelley Smith.

Carroll said Johnson is on schedule to be taken home for further care and rehabilitation. Doctors have praised the senior's remarkable progress after the accident, ...

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