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Thread: USC Running Back drops barbell on throat

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    Unhappy USC Running Back drops barbell on throat

    USC Trojans running back Stafon Johnson injured his throat in a weightlifting accident Monday and required emergency surgery.

    Johnson was bench pressing when the bar slipped from his hand and fell on his throat, according to a release from the school.

    http://sports.espn.go.com/ncf/news/story?id=4512778
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    Makes you wonder what the spotter was doing.

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    Or if there was one. I know I am switching to Dumbells when doing Bench by myself from now on.

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    The article said that an assistant strength and conditioning coach was standing over Johnson at the time of the accident. He was probably twiddling his thumbs and not paying attention. This accident could have been avoided if the spotter was paying attention. Always a good idea not to bench without a spotter.

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