BJ Kissel of the Chiefs wrote a nice piece on Derrick Johnson, who says he is doing well in his Achilles recovery and expects to be ready for camp.
I want to highlight one portion of the story here. Former Chief Mike DeVito, who once did Achilles’ rehab with DJ, said he started crying when he saw DJ’s injury in the Raiders game this year.
“I was holding my little guy and trying to put him to sleep,” DeVito recalled of watching that game with his son, who was just one month old at the time. “I saw D.J. go down and I knew right away what it was, and I’m not afraid to admit it, but I just started sobbing. I started crying all over my poor kid, who couldn’t go to sleep because he was just getting drenched.”
He probably started sobbing because of the alternate reality you live in when you have a one month old. You’re not sleeping, you’re irritated, your emotions are all over the place. I remember getting really upset one night because we ran out of bread for peanut butter and jelly. No one ever told me about that with parenting.
Anyway, go read the story on DJ saying he’ll be ready for camp and think of happier times.