It's the three most feared letters in all of football - ACL. Tearing the anterior cruciate ligament is often times a career-ending injury. However, youth can often mitigate the often devastating effects, and that is the hope for Muskegon standout junior defensive back Ronald Johnson, who tore his ACL during practice on Sept. 14. "I came down on it wrong," he said. "I tore the ACL and the LCL (lateral collateral ligament). I had surgery on Tuesday and can return to school on Monday. They told me my recovery would be six-months and that I would be back 100-percent."
The 6-foot-1, 185-pound Johnson was a quickly rising star, already garnering the attention of such powerhouse college football programs as Michigan, Notre Dame, Purdue, and Tennessee. Johnson reports offers from all four schools, among others. "I don't have a favorite right now," Johnson said.
Muskegon is a historical Michigan football powerhouse, and defending State Division 2 Champions. The Big Reds saw their 17-game winning streak come to an end on Sept. 16, two days after Johnson's season ending injury, with a 37-19 loss to Zeeland West. To make matters worse for Muskegon, their No. 1 quarterback, Jason Ruud, broke his collarbone in the third quarter of the game and will sit out the remainder of the season as well. Muskegon bounced back last week with a 45-24 win at Zeeland East.
Ron Johnson Undergoes Surgery on Injured Knee
The Michigan Insider Top Stories
Samuels Closing in on “40-Year Decision”Los Lunas (N.M.) running back O’Maury Samuels traveled to Ann Arbor with a menu of concerns that brought in to question the future status of his Michigan commitment. With just over…
The Michigan Insider5:35 PM
What Would U-M Staff w/ Greg Frey Look Like?Indiana OL coach Greg Frey is on Michigan's campus to interview for the vacant assistant coaching post. If the former Wolverine assistant (under Rich Rodriguez) returns to Ann…
The Michigan Insider1:30 PM
U-M headed to Rome for spring practiceThe Michigan football program announced on Monday that it will be headed to Rome for a week of education and spring drills.
The Michigan Insider1:08 PM
Scout's Top 25 Recruiting ClassesA look at Scout's top 25 classes with just over a week to go to Signing Day.
Scout Football8:00 AM