USC running back Stafon Johnson was in "critical but stable" condition overnight after more than seven hours of throat surgery Monday following a weight-room accident.
Johnson, a senior, was starting a set of bench-press lifts when the bar apparently slipped out of his right hand and landed on his throat.
Johnson spit up blood through his mouth and nose and was transported by gurney to an ambulance. Shortly after arriving at the hospital, he underwent surgery to realign his larynx.
Doctors are hopeful Johnson will make a full recovery, which includes regaining his voice.