REPORT: Chargers WR Stevie Johnson to have knee surgery

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During day 2 of San Diego Chargers 2016 Training Camp on Sunday, WR Stevie Johnson jumped up after making a diving catch and injured his knee. Check out the video:

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.

Keep it locked to 1090AM and for updates as this situation progresses.



One thought on “REPORT: Chargers WR Stevie Johnson to have knee surgery

  1. Jack Tors

    And so it begins…for what ever reason this group of players are made of glass.

    They always appear to have a pretty solid group of players to start a season and end up with the practice squad as starters

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