Stevie J explains the ‘groin pop’ he’s waiting for

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My photo of WR Stevie Johnson at Friday morning’s walk-through at Buffalo Bills training camp at St. John Fisher College.

PITTSFORD, N.Y. —  Stevie Johnson told me on Friday morning what he meant on Thursday when he said he’s waiting for his groin-surgery scar tissue to, well, “pop.”

“I didn’t know anything about this, but I guess when you get groin surgery, the scar surgery gotta pop every time,” the wide receiver said following the Buffalo Bills’ morning walk-through on Day 2 of training camp at St. John Fisher College.

Johnson had corrective surgery in late April for a nagging groin-pull injury that hampered his play in 2011.

“It heals, and then it has to break down to be fully (healed),” Johnson told me. “I think yesterday was the first time I really felt … some soreness. I’m starting to feel it around there.

“So I guess I’m waiting for it to pop. They say it’s supposed to be some type of pop, and then you’ll be 100% after that. So I’m just waiting on that.”

And that’ll be enough about that.

Johnson had his second consecutive 1,000-yard season in 2011 despite a slew of injuries: a slight shoulder separation and a broken hand in addition to the groin muscle he first injured in September. Johnson reinjured the groin in December.

The Bills signed the 6-foot-2, 210-pounder to a new five-year, $36.25-million contract in early March, with $19.5 million guaranteed.

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My photo of Johnson going about half-speed on an out route at Friday morning’s walk-through.

 

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