Former Kentucky Wildcats wide receiver Stevie Johnson had a major scare this weekend after leaving Chargers practice with a knee injury.
Johnson, now entering his ninth NFL season, went down with a non-contact injury Sunday before being carried of San Diego's practice field. It looked like it might be serious enough to be of the season-ending variety, but it looks like Johnson may have avoided that.
According to Mike Silver of the NFL Network, Johnson suffered a torn meniscus that will require surgery.
I'm told by a source familiar with Chargers WR Stevie Johnson's knee injury that he has a torn meniscus & will have surgery soon @nflnetwork— Michael Silver (@MikeSilver) August 1, 2016
At this point I'm told it's unclear whether knee surgery for a torn meniscus will end Chargers WR Stevie Johnson's season— Michael Silver (@MikeSilver) August 1, 2016
Though a torn meniscus is a serious injury, it's not typically of the season-ending variety. It typically involves around a two-month recovery timeframe, depending on the severity of the tear, which would put Johnson in position to return a month into the regular season.
We probably won't get a full diagnosis and recovery timeline until doctors have performed the surgery, so we'll keep you posted as more details become available.