GREEN BAY, Wis. -- DuJuan Harris didn't want his family to worry. After reinjuring the patellar tendon in his right knee in Friday's preseason game, the Green Bay Packers' 24-year-old running back made sure to walk off the field under his own power, even though it was painful.
When Harris called his mother to give her the bad news, he didn't cry. For a player who was out of the NFL and selling used cars less than one year ago, Harris didn't view this as anything he couldn't overcome.
Smiling and standing at his locker, Harris put on a brave face in front of reporters and his teammates, the same way he did with his family when he found out he was being placed on injured reserve and would miss the entire 2013 season.
"I don't want them to soften up on me," Harris told FOXSportsWisconsin.com. "I'll be fine. If I sound fine, I'm fine. 'Don't talk about it. Don't tear up.' It's not like it's the end of the world or I'm on my deathbed. As long as my leg is still on me and attached to m...