Knee surgery goes better than expected

Knee surgery goes better than expected

Toby Johnson is one of the most sought after junior college defensive tackles in the nation and he recently had surgery to repair torn ligaments in his knee. How did the surgery go and what is next on the recruiting front?

Toby Johnson from Hutchinson (Kans.) Community College injured his knee in early November and he finally had surgery this past week. Johnson said that the prognosis is good and he should make a complete recovery in less than the expected time frame.

"I had surgery on Wednesday," Johnson said. "It went about as well as they thought. It was a complete tear of my MCL and just a partial tear of my ACL.

"I should be back to full speed in about six month. That is a lot better than a year and I should be able to play next year."

Johnson is taking an official visit this weekend and another next weekend. This weekend he will be going solo, but the second trip this month will be with a team mate and fellow defensive lineman.

"I am going to Georgia this weekend and I am headed to Missouri on the 14th. Ben Bradley is going with me on the Missouri visit, but he doesn't have an offer from Georgia."

Johnson took an unofficial visit to Nebraska in mid-November for the Minnesota game. Johnson also took an unofficial visit to Lincoln earlier this summer in June.

Bryan Munson has worked with Big Red Report for 10 years covering recruiting and football and has covered Nebraska recruiting for 12 years.
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