DuJuan Harris’ surgery levels the field
The news that came out of DuJuan Harris’ physical on Monday was not good; a fist-sized cyst on his lung was pressing against the organ and would be threatening his overall health if it had not been detected. Then came the good news: the cyst was benign and could be removed in a relatively harmless procedure which was performed the very next day.
Harris waited until Wednesday to make the news public, using social media to announce the issue and its resolution. The whole affair, as it turned out was very good news for Harris, and anyone who cares anything about people in general should be pleased and relieved that the cyst was detected and removed so quickly. Harris should be ready for the opening of training camp, and that is very good news for the Green Bay Packers.
Less important, but still worthy of note is the fact that Harris now re-enters a pool of running back candidates that is very deep and when all is said and done, some real starting talent is going to be left at the side of the road. Harris’ surgery, while scary in a way, permits the running back to compete on a level field, in excellent health and spirit. The fact that Harris is healthy is good news for his teammates and fans, but his health also makes the running back competition tougher all around.
Let the dust fly, gentlemen; may the best men get the jobs, but let everyone enjoy good health and a deep breath of fresh air now and again.
Earl Richmond is a long-suffering Detroit Lions fan and Division writer for TPF. He can be reached at ERichmond@The PenaltyFlagBlog.com