JACKSONVILLE, FL - DECEMBER 5: Quarterback Philip Rivers #17 of the San Diego Chargers dumps a pass under pressure from defensive tackle Terrance Knighton #96 of the Jacksonville Jaguars in a Monday Night Football game December 5, 2011 at EverBank Field in Jacksonville, Florida. (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)

Jaguars DT Terrance Knighton Expected To Miss Several Months With Eye Injury

Jacksonville Jaguars DT Terrance Knighton underwent surgery on an eye injury and is expected to miss three months.

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Terrance Knighton Injury: Jaguars DT Holds Press Conference

Jacksonville Jaguars defensive tackle Terrance Knighton suffered a serious eye injury in a nightclub altercation back in April that was going to place him out of action for at least three months. After two surgeries on his eye, Knighton held a press conference at EverBank Field to talk about his injury before the Jaguars took the field for a set of OTA practices.

Knighton told reporters he can now fully lift weights, but has to be careful not to push himself too hard too soon. Knighton also 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.

For the latest news and notes on the Knighton story, head over to Big Cat Country and SB Nation Tampa Bay.

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Terrance Knighton Injury: Jaguars DT To Miss At Least 3 Months

Jacksonville Jaguars defensive tackle Terrance Knight suffered an eye injury in an incident in a Jacksonville nightclub a little over a week ago and had to have emergency surgery. There was some concern that the season could be in jeopardy for the fourth year defensive tackle, who is a starter on the Jaguars defensive line. On Monday the Jaguars held a media luncheon to discuss the upcoming NFL Draft, but head coach Mike Mularkey revealed Knighton could be out of action until around August.

Knighton has dealt with weight issues in the past, coming into the offseason program overweight the past two seasons, but by all accounts was much lighter than he had been in the past. It's unknown at this time how much Knighton will be able to work out with his eye injury, but Mike Mularkey indicated the team will be monitoring his weight while he is recovering from the injury.

For the latest news and notes on the Knighton story, head over to Big Cat Country and SB Nation Tampa Bay.

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Terrance Knighton Threatened To Shoot People After Fight, According To Police Report

Reports have begun to leak out about the nightclub incident that forced Jacksonville Jaguars DT Terrance Knighton to undergo eye surgery.

According to the Florida Times-Union, the police report from the night in question indicates that Knighton may not have been an innocent bystander in the melee:

The officer wrote that while outside the club "Knighton and his friend 'Spoon' repeatedly made threats to shoot people." The report gives no indication any attempts to offer assistance were made for Knighton's injuries. It says the club promoters had to "physically force the subjects into their vehicle."

I've seen some pretty imposing bouncers in my day, but I've never seen anyone who could force a 6'3 335-pound NFL defensive tackle into his vehicle.

Knighton, who Wikipedia informs me goes by the nickname "Pot Roast," is a third-year DT from Temple who has started 49 games for Jacksonville since being drafted in the third round in 2009.

He's now awaiting word about whether NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell will suspend him as part of the league's conduct policy.

For the latest news and notes on the Knighton story, head over to Big Cat Country.

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Jaguars DT Terrance Knighton Suffers Eye Injury, Undergoes Surgery Sunday Morning

Jacksonville Jaguars DT Terrance Knighton underwent surgery on Sunday after suffering a serious eye injury.

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