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Calvin Johnson feeling good in recovery from knee, finger surgeries

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Lions receiver Calvin Johnson missed two games and many practices last season because of a knee injury, and he had surgery on the knee after the season. He also had a surgical procedure to repair an injured finger.

But Johnson was on the field at the Lions’ Organized Team Activities today and said he felt just fine.

I feel pretty good right now,” Johnson told FOX Sports Detroit. “I’m out here working, taking all my reps for the most part. Knee’s feeling good, hand’s feeling good. I can’t complain.”

The knee didn’t appear to slow Johnson down: He caught 84 passes for 1,492 yards and 12 touchdowns, with a career-high average of 17.8 yards a catch. But he said today that the buildup of fluid in his knee was bothering him throughout the season.

“It was bad enough where I had to get it drained every week,” Johnson said. “The finger, it was stuck at 90 degrees. It’s good to have those things freed up right now.”

Even at less than 100 percent, Johnson was a first-team All-Pro last season. A healthy Megatron for 16 games would go a long way toward turning around Detroit’s fortunes.

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14 Responses to “Calvin Johnson feeling good in recovery from knee, finger surgeries”
  1. hyzers says: May 28, 2014 6:59 PM

    Finger stuck at 90 degrees? Damn…

    ALL HAIL MEGATRON

  2. mrbigass says: May 28, 2014 7:01 PM

    What’s a molly wop, Calvin?

  3. 4thquartermagic says: May 28, 2014 7:02 PM

    Hope he’s healthy enough to play defense. Otherwise all this means is that Detroit will lose by less points this season.

  4. mazenblue says: May 28, 2014 7:06 PM

    To repair the broken finger he uses to set records. Thats right Chris Carter, this man is almost as tough as Boldin. If yall remember his face reconstruction surgery.

  5. pillowporkers says: May 28, 2014 7:06 PM

    84 rec, 1,492, and 12 TDs? I would say that seems like the knee did slow him down.

  6. moeman79 says: May 28, 2014 7:28 PM

    good for him and Detroit, without him they are just better than 0-16.

  7. lionsdraftguy says: May 28, 2014 8:39 PM

    Bet if Brandon Marshall had those symptoms, he’d sit the game out. Just like Quitler.

  8. opiedamus says: May 28, 2014 8:47 PM

    90 degree finger?!? Just think about that
    for a second…….

  9. mitybuc says: May 28, 2014 9:04 PM

    Great news.

    Great Guy/Player.

    NFL needs more Calvin Johnsons.

  10. calvinthegreat81 says: May 28, 2014 9:06 PM

    Best WR is history! Just can’t stop em!

  11. wisconsinhillfolk says: May 28, 2014 9:27 PM

    Brandon Marshall isn’t even in the same conversation as Megatron.

  12. nflfollower says: May 28, 2014 9:38 PM

    They also replaced his hydraulic fluid and topped off his antifreeze level.

  13. bearshaterseverywhere says: May 28, 2014 9:56 PM

    Lions fans are all intimidated by Marshall cause he gets more attention the Calvin Johnson. Just admit it guys a 2 game sweep doesn’t mean anything but pitiful football when finish behind the team you sweep.

    Lions are horrid, all talent and dysfunctional football players.

    Cutler > Stafford

    Marshall and Jeffery > Johnson and any low grade WR on your pathetic team.

    Forte is DEFINITELY > fumble bush!

  14. lionsfan54 says: May 29, 2014 9:13 AM

    “The knee didn’t appear to slow Johnson down:” – um he missed at least one game due to his knee injury

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