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Former Cats star injured in freak accident

January 24, 2024 8:15 am in by
Steve Johnson during his playing days with the Cats [supplied]

Former Geelong footballer Steve Johnson is recovering from a freak accident involving a knife.

He reportedly suffered a deep cut to his stomach, when a knife in a bag he was carrying knocked a gate and went into his stomach.

The incident happened while Johnson was on his property at Wangaratta on Monday night.

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A neighbour came to help and applied pressure to the wound before Johnson was taken to hospital.

The Herald Sun says the Yarrawonga Football Club coach has undergone surgery and remains in hospital.

However he is expected to make a full recovery.

Johnson played 253 games for the Cats, including three premierships in 2007, 2009 and 2011.

He won the Norm Smith Medal in the 2007 grand final.

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Johnson played 40 games with Greater Western Sydney before retiring from the AFL.

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