Eagles Star Secretly Considered Retirement
This season, a fresh spirit is permeating the
. Perhaps it's ancient energy with fresh vitality.
Lane Johnson, the starting right
, is back, finally healed, and fully functional.
Johnson has a personal battle with melancholy and had recently undergone
surgery on his left ankle
Thus he wasn't always
He battled through uncomfortable pain in his surgically repaired ankle at points
, missing three games
Johnson even thought about
Johnson told reporters, "I was to the point where I don't know if I can play longer
I couldn't push off my left foot.
"And you'll see from the tape that I couldn't run
the way I'm used to playing from the start of last year," he continued.
Even so, I couldn't do it as
. I'm a lot more at ease this year. Unlike last year
when it took me until the middle of the season to feel
at ease playing again, it is not on my mind right now.
I'm thinking clearly right now. It's
here for me. Man, I'm glad to be back.