Came across this today.
It's a good read but the one thing that jumped out at me was this quote
Johnson retired as the Lionsí all-time leading receiver with 731 catches for 11,619 yards and 83 touchdowns. Though heís just 32 years old, he said doesn't think he could play a game now even if he wanted to because of the toll the sport took on his body.
ďI donít (think so), man, cause I get up from the bed sometimes in the morning, Iím just like, I shuffle across the ground cause I canít bend my ankles,Ē Johnson said. ďThat was my problem when I played, just ankleís always stuck or swelled up, I canít flex them. If you canít flex your ankles then youíre just running flat-footed all the time.Ē
I can't even imagine how much that would suck to feel like my body was breaking down in my early 30's. He's got millions, but still...