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
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