Oct 4, 2009; Jacksonville, FL, USA; Jacksonville Jaguars defensive tackle Terrance Knighton (96) reacts during the game against the Tennessee Titans at Jacksonville Municipal Stadium. The Jaguars won 37-17. Mandatory Credit: Fernando Medina-US PRESSWIRE 10/4/2009 4:04:48 PM
Jacksonville Jaguars defensive tackle Terrance Knighton suffered a serious eye injury when he was struck in the face with a glass bottle in a fight at a local nightclub in Jacksonville. On Tuesday morning before the Jaguars got back on the field for OTA's, Knighton held a press conference at EverBank Field to discuss his eye injury, opening up the press conference by apologizing to the city of Jacksonville and the Jaguars organization for embarrassing them with his actions that night.
"I put myself in that position. I'm not concerned about who did it. I plan on being ready by training camp," Knighton told reporters at his press conference. As I reported on Sunday, Knighton is well ahead of schedule on his recovery and told reporters that he can now lift weights, but cannot push too hard. Knighton said that currently he has 20-10 vision in his right eye and is just currently waiting for his left eye to catch up, which is at 20-60 right now.
The Jaguars defensive tackle also denied the report that he threatened anyone after the altercation outside. "I didnt make any threats, didn't give the police a hard time. Me being in this position, I know the consequences of that," Knighton told reporters. Knighton also confirmed that he had two surgeries on his eye, one to put stitches in the wound and another to remove the cataract.
Knighton also contended that his weight is not a problem, despite being idle for the past few weeks.