After the NFL season comes to a close, players spend a lot of their time during the offseason nursing the various injuries they suffered during the season. These injuries can range anywhere from bumps and bruises to torn ACLs. Rarely does a player ever spend months recovering from an injury he suffered during a bar fight, however. Unfortunately for Jaguars defensive end Terrance Knighton, that’s exactly what he’ll be doing for the next three months.
A little over a week ago, Knighton found himself in the middle of a bar fight at a Jacksonville nightclub. During the altercation — which he reportedly did not initiate — the third-round pick out of Temple was hit in the face with a bottle of Ciroc vodka. As a result of the injury he suffered, Knighton needed surgery on his eye.
According to Pro Football Talk, Knighton will sit out all of the off-season workouts in Jacksonville so he can rest his surgically repaired eye and make a full recovery. If his recovery remains on schedule, he should be able to return for the start of training camp.
While the fight was said to not be Knighton’s fault, his injury is an unfriendly reminder that bad things oftentimes happen to athletes when they’re out partying. Requiring three months to recover from an injury is one thing, but the Jaguars can’t be thrilled that one of their linemen is missing OTAs because he got bottled during a scuffle at a nightclub.
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