Calvin Johnson Will Have Offseason Knee Surgery

Dec 22, 2013; Detroit, MI, USA; Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson (81) warms up before the game against the New York Giants at Ford Field. Mandatory Credit: Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports

Lost in the speculation about Jim Schwartz’s job status during the postgame press conference was a little piece of information about Calvin Johnson’s knee.

@BigplayCJ (Calvin Johnson’s twitter handle) missed the final game of the season because of a sore knee and will have minor offseason knee surgery according to Jim Schwartz.

Calvin Johnson has been bothered by knee and ankle injuries all season but has managed to play through them.  His knee problems started in training camp and have made Megatron a fixture on the weekly injury report. Despite in the nagging injuries, Johnson managed to rack up over 1,400 yard and 12 touchdowns.

On Friday, Calvin Johnson was selected to his fourth Pr0 Bowl team but the need for surgery may out his participation in question.  That would be the third Pro Bowl Johnson has missed because of injury.

Johnson is considered the best receiver in football today but his annual battle with the injury bug has to be a concern. This is the third consecutive year that Calvin Johnson has been nagged by injury. That said, he always seems to play through them and still has excellent production. During his record-setting season in 2012, Megatron reportedly had fractured fingers but still managed to catch 122 passes for 1,964 yards.

The Lions are a different offense without Johnson on he field.  Hopefully offseason surgery will help Johnson finally get healthy and stay on the field in 2014.

Topics: Calvin Johnson, Detroit Lions

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