Johnson eager to return to RedBlacks' lineup

Ottawa RedBlacks defensive back Jovon Johnson returned to play against his former team, the...

Ottawa RedBlacks defensive back Jovon Johnson returned to play against his former team, the Winnipeg Blue Bombers, during CFL action at Investors Group Field on July 3, 2014. (Kevin King/Winnipeg Sun/QMI Agency)

CHRIS HOFLEY, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 7:31 PM ET

OTTAWA - Jovon Johnson spent the past few weeks in some pretty unfamiliar territory.

After going down with a bicep injury that has kept him out of the Ottawa RedBlacks lineup for three games, the defensive back said it was tough being forced to sit and watch.

"I haven't missed a game since I could even remember, never in high school, never in college, never in the CFL until this year," Johnson said Wednesday after taking part in his first full practice since suffering the injury. "It's difficult watching from the sideline knowing that you could be out there helping your team, but at the same time those guys went out there and played tremendous for us."

Still, there's no doubt the RedBlacks felt Johnson's absence with the team going winless in the three games he missed and getting outscored 86-41.


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