Bills notebook: Johnson reveals he fractured a vertebra in March
By Tim Graham | News Sports Reporter | @ByTimGraham
on June 13, 2013 - 11:22 PM
Stevie Johnson offered up a Roy Munson handshake after the Buffalo Bills’ final mandatory minicamp session.
Johnson’s rigid fingers were taped at the knuckles. He declined to clasp hands.
It has been a delicate offseason for the Bills’ top wide receiver. He’s recovering from a twisted left ankle and revealed for the first time his previous back injury wasn’t merely a strain. He broke it.
Johnson acknowledged Thursday he fractured his L-5 vertebra in March while filming a workout session for BuffaloBills.com.
“It got to the point where, ‘It’s got to be something more than a strain or something’ because every time I sit down it’s hurting,” Johnson said. “Every time I stand up it’s hurting. I lay down, it’s hurting. I went through rehab and it wasn’t helping.
“So I got the MRI, and it was a slight fracture.”
Johnson said he was given a cortisone shot and an epidural as part of his recovery.
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