After getting an MRI yesterday, it appears that Johnson has a torn meniscus and is headed for surgery that will keep him out of the preseason and possibly a large chunk of the 2016 regular season:
The recovery time for a professional athlete with a meniscus tear can range anywhere from 4-6 weeks to 4-6 months. Philip Rivers famously came back and played six days after the knee surgery, but the QB position doesn’t require explosive moves as much as the WR position does.
If the recovery for Stevie Johnson ends up just being 2-3 weeks, as former Chargers team doctor David Chao implies in the tweet above, that would allow Johnson to get back to Training Camp after missing just one or two preseasons games. That’s probably the best case scenario.
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