Larry Johnson, star running back for the Kansas City Chiefs, is back for the 2008 season. Johnson was sidelined in week 9 of the 2007 season when the Chiefs played Green Bay. He injured his foot and doctors weren’t sure for a while before calling it a fractured bone.
“No one knew what it was,” Johnson said. “It was so swollen; they didn’t know it was a fracture. They didn’t know if the bone had shifted. It was a little bit of both.”
Johnson ran for 1,750+ yards in the 2005 and 2006 seasons. Due to contract issues, he missed most of the training camps in 2007 and his season ended early due to the injury. He holds NFL records including most rushing attempts in a season, 416 in 2006, and most rushing yards, first 16 starts of career with 1,958 yards with the Chiefs.
Johnson has returned to Chiefs’ training camp and is calling is foot injury 100%. He is running without issues. We’ll see once we get into preseason and the regular season when players will actually be trying to hit him.
“They wouldn’t have me practice if they weren’t sure I that I was able to play or even practice,” he said. “It felt good just to be out here. Everybody knew my foot was all right. I had fun coming out here practicing.”