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Thursday, January 29, 2009

In A Sad Circumstance, Jim Johnson Has Cancer

I found earlier on the700level.com that it was reported today from Bob Brookover of The Philadelphia Inquirer that Eagles defensive coordinator Jim Johnson has melanoma skin cancer in his spine.

This is a recurrence from the skin cancer Johnson had in 2001. 

Eagles trainer Rick Burkholder explained that there were other areas in his body where there is cancer, but the spine is the main concern. There is a tumor in his lower back and that is the reason they are going after that first. He says the other areas " 'will all be treated together.' " 

It is clear now why he was sitting up in the boxes for the Divisional and Conference Championship rounds rather than standing on the sideline where he usually is. The reason then was back pain and this piece of news now is obviously the cause for that. 

We here at "South Broad Street" and I am sure every Eagles fan all over the world wishes Jim the best for a speedy, complete and healthy recovery.

It's not about football anymore. It's about making sure he can live life.

Get well Jim! We're all pulling for you!

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