Stafon Johnson three weeks from running

Injured running back Stafon Johnson said he could be ready to being running in about three weeks.

Johnson's season is over, of course, after being placed on injured reserve due to the gruesome leg injury suffered in the preseason against Seattle. Johnson required major reconstructive surgery to repair the ankle and leg.

Johnson, who made for a feel-good comeback story due to a weight room accident that cost him his final season at Southern California, is off crutches and said the walking boot he has been in the past few weeks is off about 60 percent of the time now.

“I've been off the crutches for about three weeks. I wear the boot just around the facility mostly. I'm about 60 percent off it, and I'm trying to work back in slowly but surely,” said Johnson, who signed with Tennessee as an undrafted rookie. “I think [I'll be able to run] in about three weeks. It's coming along rapidly. I didn't think I would get back this fast, but God works in mysterious ways.”

Johnson says he is already eager for the off-season.

“I consider myself a 'show and prove guy,' and I plan on showing and proving to them that I belong in the National Football League,” Johnson said.

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