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Chris Johnson took an injection for ankle injury

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There was some debate in the wake of Monday night’s game between the Steelers and 49ers on the question of whether Pittsburgh quarterback Ben Roethlisberger took a pain-killing injection in order to play with a sprained ankle.  (Ben says he didn’t.)

There can be no debate regarding whether Titans tailback Chris Johnson took a shot on Saturday in order to play against the Jaguars.  Per a league source, he definitely did.

That said, Johnson was limited to only 56 yards rushing on 15 carries, most of which came in the second half.  For the season, he’s 14 yards short of 1,000, which will at least allow Johnson to call himself CJ1K.

Johnson has had several great games this year, but for the most part he has been a shadow of the player he was in 2008, 2009, and 2010.  He needs to get it back for next Sunday at Houston — and the Titans need some help — if he’s going to have a shot at getting to the postseason.

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7 Responses to “Chris Johnson took an injection for ankle injury”
  1. ranksarot says: Dec 25, 2011 4:08 PM

    Depends on which Texans team shows up

  2. Soulman45 says: Dec 25, 2011 4:18 PM

    Good luck try to stay off the shots.

  3. nflfan877 says: Dec 25, 2011 4:39 PM

    Hindsight being 20-20, Hasselbeck has done a great job getting this team to 8-7, given the lackluster run game and Britt injury.

  4. trbowman says: Dec 25, 2011 4:50 PM

    “Johnson has had several great games this year, ”

    Against terrible run defenses.

    Johnson is a terrible player.

  5. earthtopft says: Dec 25, 2011 5:26 PM

    That’s weak, Johnson’s ankle only has to support about one third of the weight that Fatburger’s does.

  6. bellichickshoody says: Dec 25, 2011 5:45 PM

    CJ’s fantasy owners are the ones that need an injection…we’ve been feeling the pain all season?

  7. jamalsagod says: Dec 25, 2011 9:17 PM

    It’s funny. People are upset with CJs lack of production and call him soft yet all evidence points to the contrary. He is quite durable for his size and shows he’s willing to play injured. Continue to be upset with lack of production, cause its been weak for multiple reasons… But credit to the guy for taking one for the team in a must win game during a playoff push.

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