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Stevie Johnson injury update; Needs knee surgery

It looks like Stevie Johnson will be missing significant time, though he may not be out for the entire 2016 season.

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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.

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.