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By Robert Gagliardi

Close to a comeback

Junior wide receiver C.J. Johnson is closer to playing after a knee injury in 2017, but there's still work to be done


November 3, 2018

C.J. Johnson

LARAMIE – C.J. Johnson said he felt like a stranger.

The University of Wyoming redshirt junior wide receiver returned to the practice field a couple weeks ago for the first time since he injured his left knee during the Cowboys' Famous Idaho Potato Bowl victory over Central Michigan on Dec. 22, 2017.

Johnson tore the anterior cruciate ligament and meniscus, and suffered a micro-fracture after being tackled awkwardly along the sideline in the game.

"I got possibly one of the worst knee injuries without it ending my career," Johnson said. "If I had just torn the ACL, I probably would have p...

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