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Report: Doctors recommend knee surgery for Calvin Johnson

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Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson has been bothered by a knee injury for much of the season and a report Sunday indicates doctors think surgery is necessary to clear up the problem this offseason.

Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that Johnson has a sprained knee with “loose bodies” in it and that doctors have recommended an operation after the season. The final call will be Johnson’s, though, and the players hasn’t made a call yet.

Deadspin recently had a report about Johnson that said he had a partially torn PCL in the knee, although neither Johnson nor anyone else from the Lions has offered a specific comment about the nature of the injury.

Johnson played a somewhat limited role in last week’s overtime loss to the Giants and missed practice all week because of the knee. He is questionable for Sunday’s game with the Vikings.

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2 Responses to “Report: Doctors recommend knee surgery for Calvin Johnson”
  1. vicnocal says: Dec 29, 2013 11:03 AM

    The beginning of the end.

  2. punkyqb says: Dec 29, 2013 11:34 AM

    Sorry to say it but he will never be the same.

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