After undergoing seven hours of surgery, Johnson is in stable condition. He has been writing, and using hand signals to communicate with family and teammates.
Doctors are saying that they might wait as long as six weeks until they even ask Johnson to attempt to talk.
So, football players typically have pretty thick necks, they do specific neck exercises, and count on their neck strength to help absorb hits. One of Johnson's doctors said that he is alive because of the strength in his neck. The doctor referred to himself as a normal person and said that he would not of survived such trauma.
Johnson is certainly lucky to be alive, and we wish him continued good luck in his recovery.
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