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Jaguars defensive tackle Terrance Knighton suffered a serious eye injury at nightclub when he was hit in the face with a vodka bottle, The Florida Times-Union reported Tuesday, citing a source.
Knighton underwent surgery following the attack early Sunday morning at the Pure club in Jacksonville, which the source said was not initiated by the NFL player.
Knighton was sent home later Sunday before returning to be assessed at a doctor's appointment Monday afternoon.
A source told the newspaper prior to that appointment that Knighton's condition appeared to be serious.
Knighton's mother, Rochelle Knighton, confirmed Monday that surgeons repaired her son's eye itself, rather than the skin or bone surrounding it. She said he was "in good spirits."
Police did not file a report on the incident, the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office confirmed.
The Jaguars, who drafted Knighton out of Temple in 2009, said the events of the night were being investigated in a statement that confirmed the fourth-year starter's Sunday surgery.
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Jaguars defensive tackle Terrance Knighton was forced to undergo surgery after injuring his eye at a nightclub in Jacksonville, The Florida Times-Union reported.
Knighton sustained the injury in or near Pure nightclub in the early hours of Sunday morning and was taken to the nearby Baptist Medical Center.
The Jaguars confirmed the fourth-year starter's surgery and said the...
Jacksonville Jaguars defensive tackle Terrance Knighton threatened to "shoot people" at a Jacksonville nightclub Sunday morning, according to NFL.com.Even though no one got "shot", the incident still resulted in a eye injury, which required surgery.The report (below) explains that Knighton was kicked out of Pure Nightclub after getting into a fight that resulted...
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- Jacksonville Jaguars defensive tackle Terrance Knighton had eye surgery Sunday after an undisclosed incident.
According to Knighton's Twitter page, he was at Pure nightclub in Jacksonville, but team officials say they are "gathering information about what happened and are not able to further comment at this time."
The Jaguars say in a statement...
Jacksonville Jaguars defensive tackle Terrance Knighton had successful surgery performed on his eye on Sunday and is resting at home, the Jacksonville Times-Union reported.
Knighton suffered the injury after an incident near Pure Nightclub in Jacksonville earlier in the morning. Additional details were not disclosed.
"We are in the process of gathering information about what...
Tania Ganguli dropped some relatively good news about Terrance Knighton's eye injury via Twitter earlier today:
Knighton's injury is serious, but should not be career threatening or cause long-term damage. #Jaguars
— Tania Ganguli (@taniaganguli) April 10, 2012
On one hand, the Jaguars will be able to continue to see production from Terrance Knighton down the road...
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Jacksonville Jaguars defensive tackle Terrance Knighton had eye surgery Sunday after an undisclosed incident.
According to Knighton's Twitter page, he was at Pure nightclub in Jacksonville, but team officials say they are ''gathering information about what happened and are not able to further comment at this time.''
The Jaguars say in a statement that '...
According to the Jacksonville Jaguars, defensive tackle Terrance Knighton sustained an eye injury in an "incident" early Sunday morning. The injury required surgery on Sunday, and according to Tania Ganguli, Knighton has been released from the hospital and is at home. He has a doctor appointment tomorrow.
The extent of the eye injury still remains unknown, and we can only...
According to the police report that was filed following an incident at Pure Nightclub, Terrance Knighton and a friend "repeatedly made threats to shoot people." Hat tip to Gregg Rosenthal of NFL.com for the find.
The Jaguars released a short statement Tuesday responding to the report:
"We are aware of the incident report regarding Terrance Knighton. We hold all...
It has not been a pleasant Easter holiday for Jaguars defensive tackle Terrance Knighton.
Per the Florida Times-Union, Knighton injured his eye “at or near” a local area nightclub early Sunday morning, and underwent what appears to be emergency surgery to repair whatever damage had been done.
The team is aware of the incident, releasing a statement on their official Twitter account...
The Jacksonville Jaguars might have to alter their draft strategy.
Defensive tackle Terrance Knighton will miss at least the next three months of the team's offseason program following eye surgery. The Jaguars are hopeful the 340-pound run-stopper will make a full recovery, but general manager Gene Smith said Monday he doesn't know how quickly Knighton can get healthy.
Jaguars defensive tackle Terrance Knighton was involved in an "incident" on Sunday morning which required surgery to correct an eye injury. The Jaguars have not released the details of the incident or the injury. Here's the full chain of tweets from @JaguarsInsider.
Statement from Jaguars: Terrance Knighton was involved in an incident early Sunday morning in which...